Into The Current: Burma's Political Prisoners



Bo Kyi, Assistance Association of Political Prisoners
Jeanne Hallacy,
Larry Diamond, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

Date and Time

March 12, 2012 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM



Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM March 12.


Bechtel Conference Center

Bo Kyi is a Burmese human rights defender, co-founder of the exiled Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, based in Mae Sot, Thailand. For his political activities Bo Kyi served seven years in Burmese prisons. In 2009, he received the Alison Des Forges Defender Award for his extraordinary activism and heroic efforts to disclose the opressions of the ruling junta and to advocate for pro-democracy activists.

Jeanne Hallacy is an award-winning photographer and a human rights advocate. She has worked as a producer for international broadcasters covering regional human rights and social issues and serverd as the Director of Programs at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand for a decade. Her commitment to Burma's non-violent movement deepened after filming videos with Nobel Peace laureaute Aung San Suu Kyi.

Into The Current follows the stories and sacrifices of former political prisoner Bo Kyi and an underground team who work tirelessly and often at great risk on behalf of their jailed colleagues. It illuminates the profoundly inspiring political vision of many recently released prisoners, at a time when Burma is just beginning historical change towards democratic reform. And it shows why the prisoners' moral courage and leadership will be vital during the fragile period ahead in a Burma on the cusp of change.

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