Sound and Vision: 'Burma Storybook' by Petr Lom & Corinne Van Egeraat - (12+) screening

Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival

Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre

Film

We’re told at the start of this movie that most Burmese can write poetry or can recite a poem by heart. Poetry in Burma is an art for the common people. But what if poetry comes into collision with a repressive military regime? Maung Aung Pwint is Burma/Myanmar’s most famous living dissident poet who has been jailed many times by the regime. This is his extraordinary film poem to the people who live there in a movie that is spectacularly shot capturing the everyday joys, loves and resistance of an undefeated people.

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