Burma, the fairest place in the world

I just saw the film telling the story of pro-democracy activist and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent 15 years of her life in Burma in house arrest and was released  late 2010. A touching film, especially if you have followed the democracy movement of Myanmar.

The fairness has been far away from that country during the recent decades. I was in Burma year 1987 and saw this poster when arriving in Rangoon: “Burma, the golden land and the fairest place in the world.” It is funny and saddening at the same time to see the irony of the poster, but during mid 80’s the country was on the track towards democracy. Everything changed 1988. Today we can see again some signs of hope in Myanmar political and civil right situation.

I don’t know if this poster is still in use in today’s Myanmar, after minor editing …

And the film, see the trailer:


About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
This entry was posted in Burma (Myanmar), Country, Photo, Travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s