The Lady | ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

A few years ago I heard the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's leading pro-democracy reformer, who was held under house arrest, separated from her English husband and two sons, for 15 years. Last night I finally got a chance to see the film that was inspired by her story. I think that the words on the image on the left speak to her greatness. This beautiful woman started out as a wife and mother. Under much trial and suffering as a prisoner she became a hero to her people and freedom lovers all over the world. The story speaks to her courage and triumph in the face of evil.

In 1991 she followed in the footsteps of of Martin Luther King Jr. by winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her persistent work of nonviolent change in Burma. Her sacrifices of family and freedom are so inspirational. Her willingness to risk all for her country spoke deeply to me about the nature of people who want to be free.

I liked the movie, recommend it to you, and on a scale of ten give it ★★★★★★★.

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