VOA Burmese Blog

March 10, 2012

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

“They Call It Myanmar; Lifting the Curtain” reveals the cultural and the political landscape of what was once known as the second most isolated country in the world. Film Director and Producer, Robert Lieberman went into Burma, also known as Myanmar, and filmed covertly for 3 years. Now as Burma is going through a transition of reform, Associate Producer, Harreld Dinkins says “They Call It Myanmar” is more relevant to today’s times than ever before. The film portrays many sociological aspects in the country- from the issues of health and education to the problems of child labor.

Watch the interview and find out why Burmese citizens couldn’t guess why Director Robert Lieberman was from America, and why the title states Myanmar instead of Burma. Is it Burma or Myanmar? What would you call it?

“They Call It Myanmar: Lifting he Curtain” begins a series of screenings on the East Coast of the United States.


English Version- Interview:


Burmese Version:




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