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Director:  Milena Kaneva
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Freedom from Fear
Bulgaria , 2008, 10 min, color

The film is a poetic and political essay about the beauty and tragedy of Burma. It is inspired by the book "Freedom From Fear" by Nobel Peace Laureate and Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years.

Milena Kaneva
Milena Kaneva was born in Rousse, Bulgaria. She studied acting under Krikor Azaryan, at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts. She moved to Italy in 1987, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and began a career as a journalist and producer with the news agency WTN, and later APTN. She has worked as a free-lance producer and journalist for National Geographic, RAI, and CNN, among others. She has shot news reports in Eastern Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Her exclusive interview with Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, kept under house arrest by the military dictatorship, connected her to Burma forever. In 2000 she produced her first long-form documentary, The Initiation, about female genital mutilation in Mali; it won first prize at the Italian Festival dei Due Mondi in 2001. Her filmmaking career began in 1997, when she covered the terrible massacre of the Sem Terra in Eldorado dos Carajas in Brazil. She wrote, produced, and filmed Total Denial herself; it is the result of five years of hard work in the jungles of Burma and the U.S. courts.
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