The entire world praised the military and Aung San Suu Kyi when power was passed on to the democracy icon after 50 years of military dictatorship. One year later she defended an ethnic cleansing and had isolated herself from the public. Key leaders tell the story of how the military of Myanmar stepped into the shadow after 50 years of dictatorship, while Aung San Suu Kyi, whom the military had kept in house arrest for 20 years, became the leader of the country. The two parties keep having a strange grip on each other: the military with their control of the countries’ resources, Aung San Suu Kyi with her control of the people.
The film premiered at CPH:DOX and made its international premiere at Toronto Hot Docs. Karen Stokkendal Poulsen made her feature documentary debut with 'The Agreement' (2014) about EU chief negotiator Robert Cooper.