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Amnesty to showcase Burma documentary

Tonight at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College, the Kelowna chapter of Amnesty International will present a documentary about the political prisoners of Burma.

The film will be show in Room H-115 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Titled Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners, this 2011 documentary tells the story of Burma’s prisoners of conscience and their efforts to free the country from dictatorship.

Bo Kyi, a former political prisoner, now in Thailand, operates a secretive but very effective underground network of practical support for the prisoners and their families, taking their stories to the international arena.

Over 2,000 were still behind bars when this documentary was made.

Today, hundreds still are imprisoned. Depicted in the film are exiles who continue the political struggle and other former prisoners whose humour, courage and refusal to be silenced remain little known.

Admission is by donation.

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