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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 17:39:33 -0700
>From the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, 27 September 1995,
Page B2, Far Left Column:
Movie Helps Cause of Myanmar Critic
For more than 30 years, U Kyaw Win has been an outspoken critic of the
brutal political system in his native Burma. But getting American
policy-makers to listen was difficult--until he went to Hollywood. Win
took a leave of absence two years ago from his job as a counselor at
Orange Coast College to work on "Beyond Rangoon," a film about the
early days of the revolution in Burma, now called Myanmar.
Win said the movie, released last month, has been a windfall for groups
that collect food and clothing for Burmese refugees and has drawn the
attention to his cause.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a bill in Congress that would
restrict U.S. trade and investment with Myanmar. The bill has been
passed by the Senate and awaits action in the House of Representatives.
"If we can get this through," Win said, "that will be a big step."