Physics senior lecturer Robert Lieberman has been touring the East Coast attending sold-out screenings of his film, “They Call it Myanmar – Lifting the Curtain.” The New York Times has also taken notice.
Lieberman writes: “I’ve been doing a show of hands and it looks like about a third of the audience in Philly and even more in NYC were Cornell related – these are large numbers of Cornell alums and parents of Cornell students. It seems to me that this is an incredible opportunity for Cornell to illustrate its alumni concern in world affairs, to leverage their commitment to Southeast Asia, and to link to a larger community to spread the word about Cornell.”
Screened at Cornell in May 2011, the film captures the heart of Burma and puts a human face on one of the most isolated countries on the planet. It includes a rare and revealing narration by Aung San Suu Kyi, newly released after 15 years of house arrest.