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The Lady

Myanmar's Lady vs. The Dragon

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Speculation remains high in Myanmar as to if and when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to China, which was one of the strongest supporters of the previous military government and remains highly influential in the country's affairs.

Movie Review: The Lady

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thanks to a marvelously full-bodied performance by Michelle Yeoh and a complementary one by David Thewlis, The Lady overcomes its own obstacles -- principally ones of pacing -- to present a moving portrait of courage, resilience and conviction.

Movie Gets Big Praise From Clinton

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- French director Luc Besson's biopic of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won an unusual endorsement. Hillary Rodham Clinton...

The Lady She's a Goddess: A Talk With Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

This month, an exceptional film about Suu Kyi and her struggles, directed by Luc Besson and titled The Lady comes to U.S. screens. It is a film that reminded me why I love cinema.

The Athena Film Festival: 10 Movies That Can Change The World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Talented, persistent individuals from around the world are telling their stories in films that span an array of interests and issues -- and you can see the results at the Athena Film Festival.

'The Iron Lady' Or 'The Lady'

John Philip Newell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
John Philip Newell

Both Margaret Thatcher and Aung San Suu Kyi show extraordinary courage. But their courage is linked to radically different visions of leadership.

The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011

Govindini Murty | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Govindini Murty

It is greatly worthwhile to celebrate the notable movies of 2011 that took the risk of advocating for democratic freedom, the political principle that makes so much film artistry possible.

Yeoh Reacts To Deportation From Myanmar

AP | MIN LEE | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG — Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh, who plays Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming biopic, says she is "saddened...

Actress Plays Dissident, Gets Deported From Myanmar

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

YANGON, Myanmar -- The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San ...

Burma's Rulers Not Only Tread on Their People But Spit at the West

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

No sooner did a major American media outlet in effect pat the junta on the back for signs it was growing a conscience then the junta turned around and arrested one of the world's most beloved women.