ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP

By Karen STOKKENDAL POULSEN

FIRST HAND FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

The entire world praised the military and Aung San Suu Kyi, when power was passed on to the democracy icon after 50 years of military dictatorship. One year later she defended an ethnic cleansing and had isolated herself from the public. This film tells you why.

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2019
Border Lines
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • DENMARK
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, BURMESE
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karen STOKKENDAL POULSEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Vibeke VOGEL (Bullit Film)
    • Synopsis
    • “On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship” takes its audience back to when the military made their master plan for a so-called disciplined democracy in Myanmar and wrote a very scripted role for their enemy no. 1; Aung San Suu Kyi. In a dramatic way, the film builds the character- and story set-up to take us anew into the crisis we know from the news – however, with a radically different perspective. The story is based on unique acces to the key players in this complicated reality, including Aung San Suu Kyi and previous President Thein Sein. 

      It’s the story of how power struggles unfold and how political enemies can end up being closer than the ones they claim to fight for: the people. 
      The audience gets deeper and deeper into this complex world of power driven by peculiar characters and even astrology.