We were honored to host the venerable Burmese monks U Pyinya Zawta, U Gawsita and U Agga Nya Na this past week with our screenings of the film Burma VJ Wednesday and Thursday. The monks were leaders of the Saffron Revolution in Burma in 2007 and now live in exile in Utica, New York where they continue their work with the All Burma Monk's Alliance.
Today the New York Times featured a story and thoughtful multimedia essay about the monks and their life in exile. It was a pleasure to meet them and hear about their struggle for democracy in their homeland. Special thanks to Nickie Sekera from the US Campaign for Burma for helping to connect us with them.