The Venerable W.

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 107 min
In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. read more

In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.

Original Release

06/07/2017

Cast

Bulle Ogier Petite voix bouddhiste
Barbet Schroeder male voice (voice)
Ashin Wirathu 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
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Barbet Schroeder

Writers

Barbet Schroeder

Cast

Bulle Ogier Petite voix bouddhiste
Barbet Schroeder male voice (voice)
Ashin Wirathu 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
Maria de Medeiros Little Buddhist Voice (voice)
Aung San Suu Kyi Herself (archive footage)
Yanghee Lee Herself, UN special rapporteur (archive footage)

Producers

Editors

Nelly Quettier

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