Why has Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi been fighting accusations of genocide?


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When Aung San Suu Kyi was released after 15 years of house arrest in Myanmar, she was celebrated as an icon of resistance – next to Mandela and Gandhi. Ten years later, the Nobel Prize winner faced allegations of mass murder and rape of Rohingya Muslims. What transforms an icon of peace into a defender of alleged genocide? This documentary poses the question; did the world misunderstand who Suu Kyi really was?

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