Articles by Fiachra Gibbons

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Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ Chills Cannes
Fiachra Gibbons | AFP – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 May 2017

“The Venerable W”, his chilling portrait of the monk who has been accused of preaching hate and inciting attacks on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has been hailed by critics at the Cannes film festival as a “stirring documentary about ethnic cleansing in action”. What dismays Schroeder is that Wirathu, whom Time magazine dubbed “The face of Buddhist terror” in a 2013 cover, is utterly unfazed by the chaos and suffering he has unleashed.

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