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Le vénérable W. (2017)

A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

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Credited cast:
... Himself
U. Zanitar ... Himself, Wirathu's Master
Kyaw Zayar Htun ... Himself
U. Kaylar Sa ... Himself, Buddist monk
Matthew Smith ... Himself, journalist
Abdul Rasheed ... Himself
Carlos Sardiña-Galache ... Himself, Spanish Journalist
U. Galonni ... Himself, buddist monk
Aung San Suu Kyi ... Herself (archive footage)
... Petite voix bouddhiste (voice)
... Little Buddhist Voice (voice)
... Narrateur / male voice (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yanghee Lee ... Herself, UN special rapporteur (archive footage)
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A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

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This is the third film in Barbet Schroeder's "trilogy of evil", following, General Idi Amin Dada (1974) and Terror's Advocate (2007). See more »

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One pointed view
8 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a good documentary, well made and interesting to watch.

However The Venerable W. has only one view point which is made up from the basic left wing ideas. Somehow these people suffer from naive approach to the cultural politics. To name one person as evil, is always a misstep since the world is never that simple.

I really would like to see a documentary about the Muslim hate towards Christianity and other religions, but this subject matter is just too hard for these documentaries to approach. So they rather take an easy path. This documentary is all about going through that lane.


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