Marie Michael Library
The Prisoner (Man Alive)
Incorporating interviews with Burmese exiles and smuggled film footage from Burma, this documentary follows Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership in the pro-democracy movement in that country. The history of Burma is summarized, from Aung San's role in liberating Burma from British colonial rule, to his daughter's role in uniting the Burmese people in their fight against military rule. Frustrated by Western disinterest in the human rights abuses suffered by the people in Burma, there is a growing campaign to pressure the international community to respond.