I watched the film and I thought it was brilliant and very, very moving. The English voice you chose for the commentary is absolutely perfect - I think you used him on Burma All Inclusive too...... It was a stroke of genius to have the interviews with the monk in Switzerland. What a wonderful man, such heart. Very touching. The scene which probably sticks with me the most is the closing one of him in Switzerland, the Bill Clinton... Suu Kyi one. I was very touched by that... and again it combines beautifully that intense and simultaneous feeling of laughter and tears you get all the time in Burma... The images of him in his robes set against the snow are also very strong I thought.
Overall brilliant though. Once again, you've done it. Yes, the film showcases the atrocities there and the immense hardships - but what really gets me every time I see your films is the way in which you are able to capture the true spirit of the people as I remember them - their strength, humility, gentleness and heart, even in the face of such adversity and cruelty. That's what makes both films special and inspiring for me. I know of no other films like yours about Burma and I'd very much like to share them with people who know and care about the people there.
For me another stroke of genius was the rap.... I thought it was a great connector through the film and the edge it has is perfect for your images and the feel of the film.
SUE PARKER, Hong Kong
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