About Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
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- Directed by Juliet Lamont
Showbiz ambitions and political commentary come together in this crowd-pleasing documentary about the
first all-female pop group to emerge from Myanmar, a country long ruled by a repressive military regime.
Following the struggles faced by the aspiring Burmese popstars (the Tiger Girls) and their ambitious Australian
mentor (Miss Nikki) to make commercialized pop music, the film explores what it means to break
free of tradition in search of an authentic voice, and whether expressions of youth culture constitute political
resistance. In English and Burmese languages with English subtitles.
(2K DCP presentation)
The film is part of a Southeast Asian Film Series which is sponsored
by the Southeast Asian Studies Program and IU Cinema. Screenings are free, but ticketed.