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


Hardline Myanmar Buddhist monk Wirathu, who has been accused of preaching hate, is the suject of Barbet Schroeder's documentary "The Venerable W"

Cannes (France) (AFP) - Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents.

But in his decades of documenting evil, the veteran Swiss filmmaker says he has never been as scared by anyone as he was by a Myanmar Buddhist monk named Wirathu.

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