Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls


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southeast_asian_iconSoutheast Asian Film Series

Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls

  1. Sunday, September 28, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
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.