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Date(s) - 18/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Documentary | Conflict | Political | Faith | Biographical

As the desperate situation in Myanmar continues to make headlines around the world, the final part in Barbet Schroeder’s self-proclaimed Trilogy of Evil (following General Idi Amin Dada (1974) and Terror’s Advocate (2007) could not be more chillingly relevant. The title character is Burmese Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, whose Islamophobic, nationalist, racist and bloodthirsty rhetoric has been the vanguard of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim Rohingya communities. Schroeder’s film illustrates the consequences of Wirathu hateful preaching through social media footage, delves into history to show anti-Muslim feeling is nothing new to the region and gives time to the voices, Bhuddist and secular, who seek to counter Wirathu’s influence.

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Producers: Lionel Baier, Margaret Ménégoz
Screenwriters: Barbet Schroeder
Main Cast: Ashin Wirathu, U. Zanitar, Kyaw Zayar Htun, U. Kaylar Sa

Country: France, Switzerland
Languages: English
Colour: Colour
Duration: 107 minutes

Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession

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