Burma is rife with paradox. It is an intensely Buddhist country, with every male entering the monastery at some point in his life, yet fortune-tellers have great influence. Still one of the most hermetic nations in the world, Burma courts foreign tourists, who are allowed to visit temples and lovely scenic vistas. But there are always reminders that behind the cultural façade stands the repressive regime that has held Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s democracy movement, under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years.
(Produced by Magnum in Motion)
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