Culture | Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ chills Cannes

The documentary on Wiranthu, a buddhist monk accused of preaching hatred against the Rohinya minority stirred audiences at the film festival.

May 25, 2017 8:46 AM (UTC+8)
The Venerable W directed by Barbet Schroeder, a film on a monk, Wirathu, accused of inciting hatred on the Rohinya community. Wirathu has been accused of being the Myanmar equivalent of Osama Bin Laden. Photo: Cannes
The Venerable W directed by Barbet Schroeder, a film on a monk, Wirathu, accused of inciting hatred on the Rohinya community. Wirathu has been accused of being the Myanmar equivalent of Osama Bin Laden. Photo: Cannes
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