AUNG SAN SUU KYI: THE CHOICE| 59mins
Director: ANGUS MACQUEEN & MARC EBERLE | Producer: ANGUS MACQUEEN
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United Kingdom
AUNG SAN SUU KYI: THE CHOICE captures the moment when this Nobel prize winning dissident, takes the huge, risky, step into everyday politics in Burma. THE CHOICE tells Suu Kyiâ€™s extraordinary personal and political story, how she turned from Oxford housewife into national leader and then international icon of resistance. Filmed over a year of tumultuous change in Burma, the film has two long interviews with Suu Kyi, with her colleagues in Burma and with her family and friends outside. Hillary Clinton describes the impact of meeting this woman, who she had long admired, as â€œseeing a long lost friendâ€, yet comparing her to Nelson Mandela.
Suu Kyi talks of sadness but no regrets over the decision she took, while her colleagues outline clearly the ongoing gamble that they are all taking in compromising with the regime. Made over an extended period, The Choice uses a range of extraordinary unseen archive â€“ not least the moment she meets her husband and son for the first time after five years. A mix of current affairs and biography, the film captures a country and a politician revered around the world at a crossroads.