During 15 years of house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi became one of the most famous political prisoners in the world and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It was seen as a choice, a symbol of democracy. But her life was not without sacrifices.
In 2010, the Burmese freedom fighter was released. Since then, she and her NDP have achieved major electoral victories, but have also been accused of turning a blind eye to the army’s ruthless attacks on the Rohingya. The expulsion was described as genocide, with hundreds of thousands of people fleeing.
Today, the situation in Myanmar is grave, with civilian casualties and widespread protests in the aftermath of the military coup on February 1, 2021.
Aung San Suu Kyi is under arrest again and threatens with many years in prison.
The program includes freelance journalist Axel Kronholme who has covered Myanmar for a long time, and journalist and author Jasper Bengtson, who wrote the autobiography, “A Struggle for Freedom”.
Host: Vendela Lundberg
Section author and correspondent: Sally Henrikson
Producer: Axel Winqvist
Executive Producer: I. Svenson
Artistic: Frederick Nelson
The program is produced by OLGA.
Audio clips in the documentary are taken from: BBC, Swedish Radio, SVT, AP, Nobel media, The White House and CNN.