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Join us for a special evening of activist networking on
the situation in Burma.

A Burma Documentary Film Preview Screening
presented by the Film’s Director

Yayzan Lan
A Film by Jeanne Hallacy and the Democratic Voice of Burma
The courage, determination and the struggle of the political prisoners in Burma

Friday Nov 19 2010 – 7-10pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (at Bonita), Berkeley, CA


7:00 - 8:00p Happy Hour; light supper (Burmese food) included
8:00 - 9:20p Film Screening
9:20 -10:00p Q&A/Discussion with the Film’s Director
$15-20 Sliding Scale Donation

All proceeds will benefit the Film Project and the Burma Education Fund.

When voters in Burma go to the polls on November 7th, they will not find the names of Min Ko Naing or Nilar Thein on the ballot papers. These two are among the over 2000 political activists jailed in the military-ruled country for the “crime” of campaigning for a free, fair and open democratic society.

Their plight is captured in Shadow Plays, a documentary that tells the story of one man’s fight on behalf of the political prisoners. The winner of many human rights awards, Bo Kyi was once a political prisoner himself before he fled to Thailand.

This documentary, made by filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy and co-produced by the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), the Oslo-based broadcaster, reveals the dangerous work that Bo Kyi has undertaken to keep the story of Burma’s political prisoners alive on the international agenda.

Yayzan Lan will be nationally broadcast inside Burma on DVB’s underground satellite broadcast prior to the Nov 7 election – to an estimated five million viewers.

This is a rare opportunity to see the recently completed film in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeanne Hallacy, the film’s director, is here from Thailand and will be in attendance to join in a discussion of the film and the issues it covers.

Organized by:
Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) –
and the Yayzan Lan Film Project

Co-sponsored by:
Burmese American Women’s Alliance (BAWA) –
Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF),
Clear View Project -
Students Taking  A STAND Against Genocide And Mass Atrocity (STAND) -

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