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BURMA, THE POWER OF MONKS

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With the arrival in power of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma discovered a newfound freedom. But the country is facing a worrying problem with the rise of a fierce nationalist sentiment targeting the Muslim community of the Rohingya people, and spread by a group of extremist Buddhist monks.

What role do the 500,000 monks really play in this country where feelings run high? Is Burmese Buddhism a racist and nationalistic movement? What lies behind the monastic orders?  
 
Three monks – each engaged on their own path in a Burma in search of identity – express their views, their concerns, and their hopes. One speaks in defense of the Lady of Rangoon; another preaches Buddhism in the most remote regions of the land; while the third, a nationalist, strives for the defense of a national identity which he sees as under threat.
 

Director(s) : GRIMONT (BENOIT), CURTZ (Joël)

Producer(s) : FAITES UN VOEU, ARTE FRANCE, TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT

Production Year : 2016
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.