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Sittwe: Film Screening and Discussion

  • International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University 420 West 118th Street New York, NY, 10027 (map)

Sittwe tells about two teenagers in Burma’s Rakhine state who were displaced by communal violence in 2012: a Muslim girl named Phyu Phyu Than and a Buddhist boy named Aung Khan Myint. Interviews recorded over two years explore their ideas about education and the possibility of reconciliation. The film, in Rakhine, Bengali and Burmese with English subtitles, aims to give voice to two sides of the conflict to enable a way forwards towards peace. 

The event will consist of a screening of a 20 minute documentary followed by Q&A with human rights advocate, Myo Win and ISHR visiting scholar Kyaw Hsan Hlaing.

Event hosted by:

  • Institute for the Study of Human Rights

  • Human Rights Working Group

  • Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • SIPA

  • Human Rights Graduate Group