Tonight: Sulu DC presents the U.S. premiere of “This Prison Where I Live”, 6 pm at Artisphere, Arlington, VA
Sulu DC and Artisphere are teaming up to present UK director Rex Bloomstein’s feature documentary, “This Prison Where I Live,” which includes footage from Burma that has NEVER BEEN SEEN or broadcast before in the U.S.
“This Prison Where I Live” follows the story of Germany’s leading stand-up comic, Michael Mittermeier, as he explores the personality, the motivation and the talent of the Burmese man who describes himself as the ‘loudspeaker’ for his people. Maung Thura, better known as Zarganar, is Burma’s greatest living comic.
Zarganar has been condemned to 59 years in prison.
Zarganar’s weapons are satire, films, books, poetry and comedy. For this reason, Sulu DC is delighted to shine light on this heroic man’s personal narrative.
In addition to the film, there’ll be a a post-screening discussion with Rex Bloomstein (the director), Bo Hla Tint and Zarganar’s family.
FYI — this is a total shameless plug. In addition to my day job, I’ve recently started wearing the Director of Communications hat for Sulu DC, a grassroots organization providing support and performance opportunities for Asian-American and Pacific Islander performing artists. Yay!
U.S. premiere of “This Prison Where I Live.” 6 pm to 9 pm, Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA). Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and military; $8 for students. Buy tickets here.