Spotlight on Burma: Screenings of "Happy World" and "From Burma to New York" and Discussion

Join APASA and IPSA for a screening of "Happy World: Burma, the dictatorship of the absurd,” which exposes the senselessness of the military dictatorship in Burma by focusing on how its policies affect Burmese civilians. The 2009 film, directed by Gael Bordier and Tristan Mendes-France presents a fresh and original trip through Burma.

The film will be followed by a selection of short videos from the multimedia project “From Burma to New York,” spotlighting Burmese refugees’ arrival in New York, the challenges they encounter and the different paths they take.
Please join us for a great discussion with "From Burma to New York" directors Karen Zraick and Lam Thuy Vo, and Maureen Aung-Thwin, Director of the Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative at the Open Society Foundations. Aung-Thwin is also on the Asia Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch and a trustee of the Burma Studies Foundations, which oversees the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University.