November 30, 2011
When Aung San Suu Kyi is only two years old, her father is assassinated by a group of rebels after leading Burma to freedom in 1947. Suu Kyi flees to England as a young woman and meets an Englishman, Michael Aris, who she marries. Her mother's declining health forces her to return to Burma in 1988 where she realizes two important facts: her father's long-remembered impact and the corruption running rampant in the Burmese government. Buoyed by the supporters who remember her patriotic father, she stays in Burma and works toward political reform. She initiates her own political party and wins the general election in Burma in 1990, but she is put under house arrest by rebels and separated from her husband and family for more than a decade. In the end she wins the Nobel Peace Prize.