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On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship

“On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship” Interview w/ Director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen

“On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship” Interview w/ Director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen

The world celebrated when Myanmar’s military government transferred power to Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi after her landslide election in 2015. But how is political responsibility passed down in a country whose new democracy is founded on 50 years of dictatorship and entrenched ethnic discrimination? Karen Stokkendal Poulsen’s new film, On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship, shows the ways in which she has had to contend with an atmosphere of total distrust and collaborate with the same men who kept her under house arrest for a total of 15 years.

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