doctors without borders

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

Rated by Katerina J.
Jun 23, 2012

On June 16, Burmese opposition leader and newly elected lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi finally got a chance to deliver her acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize. Suu Kyi was awarded the prize back in 1991, when she was under house arrest in Burma. Back then, she chose not to travel to Norway to receive the prize as she feared that she would never be allowed to return home.

As we celebrate this victory for democracy and human rights, you might find it interesting to look back at the absurdity of the former Burmese authoritarian regime through the eyes of Canadian animator Guy Delisle. In 2005

Sep 1, 2009

Two reviews ago I declared Sherman Alexie’s The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian a must read. So I fear readers might deem me as too generous is declaring The Photographer a must read so soon afterward. But alas, it’s a risk I will have to take.
The Photographer, in a unique collaboration between photographer, graphic artists and friends, chronicles the four month journey of Didier Lefevre’s first of eight trips to Afghanistan where he documented the work of Doctors Without Borders. It is an especially good introduction, not only to Afghan culture but to the causes of the ongoing