An 11 minute featurette – the forerunner to a feature documentary.
ABOUT THE FILM
The spirit of peace and reconciliation is put to test during the tumultuous transition from a military regime to democracy in Myanmar. Our documentary will be catching up with the country as it undergoes major transformations both politically, economically and spiritually. It will address the surprising reforms after the 2011 general elections that inaugurated greater freedom of press, the opening of trade with the international community, and the release of many political prisoners in 2012.
The documentary is conceived as an engaging journey into a country entering the modern world following a century of colonization by the British and the subsequent take-over by a military junta…that still holds sway despite recent reforms. Time will tell if these developments mark the first steps toward real liberalization and national reconciliation, or if the influence of the military and the cronies will prevail.
Michael Henry Wilson and Carole J. Wilson have always been deeply interested in the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. They see Myanmar Year Zero as the third part of a trilogy: In Search of Kundun exemplified the wisdom of the Dalai Lama; Reconciliation: Mandela’s Miracle celebrated Nelson Mandela’s brilliant statesmanship; now Myanmar Year Zero will illuminate the spirit of peaceful revolution as embodied by Aung San Suu Kyi, Zarganar, and thousands of others who tirelessly work towards peace and reconciliation.