Long regarded as one of the world’s worst dicatorships, the military junta finally stepped down from power in 2011. However three years on, its people continue to fight for freedom.
The military remains in charge and shares its profits with the ruby lords of the world’s largest deposits of these gems. We explore the country’s ruby mines, and how the Burmese miners dream of one day finding fortunes among these stones.
We also meet the Palaung rebels, many of whom have never held a rifle before, fighting the Myanmarese army in order to achieve greater autonomy for themselves and destroy poppy fields providing the heroin that is destroying their community.
The country is rife with religious extremism, violence and islamophobia. Known as the ’Myanmarese Bin Laden’, extremist Buddhist monk Wira Thu has plenty plenty to say about the small Muslim minority he is determined to chase out of Myanmar.
Villages burned, mass rapes and large-scale massacres. We investigate the premeditated nature of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya minority.More info
Exiled unveils the story of the campaign to erase the Rohingya people and explains the roots and historical context of the violence they have suffered.More info
Premières Lignes has finally managed to dissolve the shroud around the seemingly respectable western corporations operating in Burma, and how there are helping the dictatorship in place further entrench itself.More info