Former Political Prisoner Bo Kyi from Burma (also called Myanmar) will be speaking after a screening of the film “Into the Current” on March 20, 2012 at the downtown Salt Lake City Public Library at 7 p.m.
“It [‘Into the Current’] highlights an international issue,” says Patrick Hubley, Utah Film Center artistic director.
The film uses Bo Kyi as a focus point to tell the story of the Burmese struggle for democracy against a dictatorship. Bo Kyi will take questions after the film.
“It’s an important subject for people to be aware of,” says Hubley.
Upcoming Burmese elections make this film more relevant than ever in helping to bring international scrutiny to the fairness of the polls.
Hubley says that the evening will be an opportunity to get firsthand information from someone who has been involved with the Burmese situation.
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