Why are we interested in Aung San Suu Kyi? Her biopic is scheduled for release on April 13, 2012. It chronicles her struggles as the leader of the opposition party in Myanmar (AKA Burma) and the personal hardships that she had endured. Unfortunately, the movie has not been reviewed kindly by the movie critics.
What is significant is that after being under house arrest by the military dictatorship in Myanmar, she was recently release and now allowed to run for a seat in parliament. The by-election is schedule to be held on April 1, 2012 (no fooling!) The question is if she should win the seat, what will she do? The blog in the Wall Street Journal ponders the possibilities.
This all comes down to why we chose to depict her as Mona Lisa. The Mona Lisa is the most parodied painting in the world. With her enduring popularity with the people of Myanmar, it seems fitting to have Suu Kyi represented as the “Mona Lisa of Burma”!
After Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the Military as a gesture of goodwill, President Obama sent Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to Myanmar in a historic loosening up of the diplomatic relations with that country. If the Military follows up with a truly democratic election, there will probably be a gradual end of sanctions against the country.
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