Aung San Suu Kyi-Lady of No Fear| 1hr : 03mins
Director: Anne Gyrithe Bonne | Producer: Helle Ulsteen
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Denmark
Aung San Suu Kyi is known, first and foremost, as the political opposition leader at the center of 20 years of social unrest and turmoil in Burma. What many do not know is that she started out as a British housewife in the upper echelons of Oxford society before she went back to her oppressed homeland and joined the struggle for freedom. Since her return she was held under house arrest for fifteen out of twenty-one years, during which she had minimal contact with her family and closest relations. "Lady of No Fear" offers a close-up view of the freedom fighting woman Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, her "knight in shining armor," Dr. Michael Aris, who died on his 53rd birthday in 1999, still unable to see his wife. Together, they gave up their normal life and marriage for the cause of freedom in Burma. She comes across as charming, determined, and stoical in her decision to fight for her country at the expense of her family. The focus is on the personal consequences of such powerful idealism and conviction that the current regime can be toppled by peaceful means. The film is a tribute to the woman at the heart of the rebellion, her steadfast husband and supporter, and not least to Gandhi's vision of non-violent civic resistance.