Festival year: 2011
Portrait of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has led the non-violent human rights and democracy movement in Burma since 1988. The documentary Lady of No Fear zooms in on her personal life and the immense sacrifices she imposes upon herself to attain her goal.
With her peaceful struggle for a democratic Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi follows in the footsteps of her father Aung San, who negotiated the independence of Burma in the forties and was assassinated in 1947. Ever since she returned to Burma in 1988, she has been a champion for freedom and democracy so desperately sought after by the Burmese people. In the western world, Aung San Suu Kyi symbolizes peace and reconciliation and has received numerous awards for her peace efforts. But who exactly is this woman whose courage is recognized and admired the world over? And why does she prefer house arrest and captivity in Burma over a quiet life with her children in England?
Through old film footage and television appearances, including the 2002 interview with Dutch TV host Sonja Barend as well as interviews with her close family, friends and colleagues, we get to know more of Aung San Suu Kyi: her childhood, her student years in Oxford, her family life with her husband Michael Aris and her children, and her return to Burma in 1988.
Denmark 2010, 60 min.
Spoken language: English
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