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They Call It Myanmar Screening
Manish Agarwal , April 30th, 2012 06:08

DocHouse programme for May kicks off tomorrow at the Prince Charles, with Burma feature director in conversation

DocHouse continue to bring factual features to the capital's cinemas with a timely screening at the Prince Charles this Tuesday May 1 of They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain, which offers a rare insight into Burmese society, captured in secret over a two-year period before Aung San Suu Kyi's heartening recent election victory. To be shown in the cosy confines of the venue's upstairs room, the film will be followed by a satellite q&a with its maker Robert H Lieberman.

Reverting back to the usual Thursdays, next week's event takes place at Hammersmith's Riverside Studios, where popular reggae profile Marley will be followed by an exclusive discussion with its director Kevin Macdonald (who won an Oscar for 1999's One Day In September).

There's a UK premiere at Kilburn Tricyle on May 17 of Surviving Progress, co-produced by Martin Scorsese. Taking its inspiration from Ronald Wright's 2004 tome A Short History Of Progress, this intriguing Canadian piece examines the environmental impact and financial iniquities of global civilization's forward march, interviewing such learned minds as Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking.

The month's schedule concludes at Rich Mix on May 24 with a first look at Dear Mandela, investigating the mass eviction of shantytowns in South Africa - and the courageous resistance movement driven by Durban's youth. Watch a trailer below, and be sure to check the DocHouse website for more information.