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Title:
Prayer of peace relief & resistance in Burma's war zones
Author:
Blauer, Matt.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles CA : Choices Video, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (28 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
On the front line of conflict deep inside Burma, this documentary follows ethnic relief workers as they aid internally displaced people suffering under the Burma Army. Although many in the outside world condemn the country's military government, few are aware that over one million Karen villagers fight to stay alive inside the country's borders. Blauer illegally crosses the border several times to help local relief workers bring medicine and material aid to those displaced by the Burmese Army. In his journeys, he meets a nurse devoted to assisting escapees following the death of her parents and a pastor/cameraman who documents human rights abuses.
General Note:
Special features: This is my home - short film ; lesson plan/guidebook.
Language:
karen
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ISBN:
9781933724218
UPC:
682086704821
Format :
DVD

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Known around the world as one of the most prominent cultural groups in the nation of Burma, the Karen people began vying for national independence in the late 1940s - a fight that extended well into the 21st century, thanks to impositions from the military junta government in Burma. In this unique sociocultural documentary, writer-director Matt Blauer examines the Karen with extreme intimacy and attention to indigenous sociocultural detail. The film also witnesses Blauer making illegal border crossings to help relief workers assist refugees displaced by the Burmese army. In his journeys, he encounters such individuals as a pastor occupied with documenting violations of human rights, and an orphaned nurse attempting to aid escapees. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi