Books Beyond Borders: Global Justice Book & Film Club
Tue, February 13, 2018 7:00 pm
A special edition of our Books Beyond Borders club, that pairs books with relevant film clips to give participants a deeper understanding of global issues.
In partnership with
Global Justice Book & Film Club
February’s book and film will take us to Burma:
In Inside Burma: Land of Fear, filmmakers John Pilger and David Munro will take us inside a never-seen Burma of the 1990s, offering a stark look at the horrific acts of murder, torture and slavery that took place during the long reign of military rule in Burma. We will also discuss Charmaine Craig’s novel, Miss Burma, which illuminates this history through the true story of a family that survived it. After Burma falls to dictatorship in 1962, Louisa—a member of a persecuted ethnic minority—grows up to be the nation’s first beauty queen and ascends to a position of fame and privilege. Yet while Louisa’s fortune grows, her country suffers. Louisa is forced to reckon with the shadows of her family’s past, the West’s covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalties to the ongoing fight for freedom for her people.
ABOUT BOOKS BEYOND BORDERS
AJWS is partnering with the Osher Marin JCC to launch a special edition of our Books Beyond Borders club in Marin! Four times a year, we will feature a book and film pairing that connects to AJWS’s mission to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. We will watch highlights of the film together and then explore how the themes in both the book and film can offer a deeper understanding of current global issues and AJWS’s work to build a more just and equitable world. (You do not need to read the entire book to participate in the discussion.)