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Videos and multimedia on Burma in Burmese, Karen and other languages of Burma, most with English subtitles.

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Title: "EngageMedia" (Video)
Description/subject: About: EngageMedia is a non-profit media, technology and culture organisation. EngageMedia uses the power of video, the Internet and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist movements challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to present solutions. EngageMedia works with independent film-makers, journalists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for stories of social change, to intervene in the public discourse and to move people to action. We demystify and provide strategies for the effect use of video distribution and engagement technologies; connect video makers and activists to media distributors and audiences; and form peer networks of media-makers, technologists and campaigners. The EngageMedia has offices in Indonesia and Australia, and team members in Singapore, Myanmar, the USA and the Philippines. Check out our team page for a full staff listing. Our team page is also available in Indonesian.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "EngageMedia"
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.engagemedia.org/@@search?SearchableText=Myanmar+OR+Burma
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015


Title: "The Irrawaddy" video page (video)
Description/subject: Videos (undated) in these categories: * Burma Election 2010 (19) * Culture and Society (19) * Dateline Irrawaddy (22) * Editorial Analysis (23) * English Subtitles (3) * Feature Documentaries (17) * News and Events (43)
Language: Burmese (some English subtitles)
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: http://www.youtube.com/user/irrawaddynews
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2011


Title: Drum publications film and video page (video)
Description/subject: Videos and links to videos in S'Gaw Karen, Shan, Kachin and other languages.
Language: Karen, Shan, Kachin etc.,
Source/publisher: Drum Publications Group
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2009


Title: Mizzima Youtube page (videos)
Description/subject: 253 videos (February 2009)635 (May 2010)...Mostly in Burmese.
Language: Burmese, English
Source/publisher: MizzimaNewsTV
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: http://www.youtube.com/user/mizzimanewsTV
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2009


Individual Documents

Title: 'With only our voices, what can we do?': Land confiscation and local response in southeast Myanmar. - Texts, maps and video (English, Karen Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 30 June 2015
Description/subject: "Villagers in Karen areas of southeast Myanmar continue to face widespread land confiscation at the hands of a multiplicity of actors. Much of this can be attributed to the rapid expansion of domestic and international commercial interest and investment in southeast Myanmar since the January 2012 preliminary ceasefire between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar government. KHRG first documented this in a 2013 report entitled ‘Losing Ground’, which documented cases of land confiscation between January 2011 and November 2012. This report, ‘With only our voices, what can we do?’, is a follow up to that analysis and highlights continued issue areas while identifying newly documented trends. The present analysis assesses land confiscation according to a number of different factors, including: land use type; geographic distribution across KHRG’s seven research areas; perpetrators involved; whether or not compensation and/or consultation occurred; and the effects that confiscation had on local villagers. This report also seeks to highlight local responses to land confiscation, emphasising the agency that individuals and communities in southeast Myanmar already possess and the obstacles that they face when attempting to protect their own human rights. By focusing on local perspectives and giving priority to villagers’ voices, this report aims to provide local, national, and international actors with a resource that will allow them to base policy and programmatic decisions that will impact communities in southeast Myanmar more closely on the experiences and concerns of the people living there."..... Toungoo (Taw Oo) District... Hpa-an District... Dooplaya District... Hpapun (Mutraw) District... Mergui-Tavoy District... Thaton (Doo Tha Htoo) District... Nyaunglebin (Kler Lwee Htoo) District...
Language: English, Karen and Burmese
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (en-5MB; bu-5.5MB; maps-en-2.8MB; maps-bu-2.7MB; appendices1&2-en-2.7MB; appendix 3-en+bu-614K; briefer-Karen-2.7MB) video (Adobe Flash, 16 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-en-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-bu-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-maps-en-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-maps-bu-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-appendices-1+2-en.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-appendix_3-en+bu-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-06-30-With_only_our_voices-briefer-ka-red.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N65W8TabFj8
Date of entry/update: 10 July 2015


Title: With only our voices, what can we do?. (video)
Date of publication: 30 June 2015
Description/subject: "Villagers in Karen areas of southeast Myanmar continue to face widespread land confiscation at the hands of a multiplicity of actors. Much of this can be attributed to the rapid expansion of domestic and international commercial interest and investment in southeast Myanmar since the January 2012 preliminary ceasefire between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar government. KHRG first documented this in a 2013 report entitled ‘Losing Ground’, which documented cases of land confiscation between January 2011 and November 2012. This report, ‘With only our voices, what can we do?’, is a follow up to that analysis and highlights continued issue areas while identifying newly documented trends. The present analysis assesses land confiscation according to a number of different factors, including: land use type; geographic distribution across KHRG’s seven research areas; perpetrators involved; whether or not compensation and/or consultation occurred; and the effects that confiscation had on local villagers. This report also seeks to highlight local responses to land confiscation, emphasising the agency that individuals and communities in southeast Myanmar already possess and the obstacles that they face when attempting to protect their own human rights. By focusing on local perspectives and giving priority to villagers’ voices, this report aims to provide local, national, and international actors with a resource that will allow them to base policy and programmatic decisions that will impact communities in southeast Myanmar more closely on the experiences and concerns of the people living there..."
Language: Burmese, Karen, English subtitles
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: Adobe Flash (16 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/2015/06/with-only-our-voices-what-can-we-do-land-confiscation-and-local-response
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2015


Title: Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity: Dr Khin Win Kyu (video)
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: "Commissioned by CPCS, Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity is a series of short films seeking to stimulate discussion and move audiences towards recognizing, accepting, and celebrating religious diversity in Myanmar. Directed by Kannan Arunasalam, the films present individuals from Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. Featuring stories of cooperation across religious and ethnic divides, as well as the capacity for peace leadership within the country, community leaders share analysis and insights into the threat of inter-communal violence and illustrate the capacity for peace leadership...The film series seeks to stimulate alternative narratives regarding ethnic and spiritual issues in Myanmar where tolerance and cooperation are highlighted, rather than conflict and persecution. Screened together with guided reflections, the films can be used as tools to stimulate exchanges of ideas about diversity and tolerance, and to create a space to foster acceptance and share visions for the future. The issues raised by individuals featured in the films can be used to generate discussions on Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. A discussion and study guide is available for each video portrait, followed by suggested activities that can also be adapted to different learning environments. For each film, background is provided on the person and their context, followed by five discussion questions and extension activities..."
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: Vimeo player (5:05 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/interventions/myanmar-portraits-of-diversity/
Date of entry/update: 29 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity: Saw Poe Kwar (video)
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: "Commissioned by CPCS, Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity is a series of short films seeking to stimulate discussion and move audiences towards recognizing, accepting, and celebrating religious diversity in Myanmar. Directed by Kannan Arunasalam, the films present individuals from Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. Featuring stories of cooperation across religious and ethnic divides, as well as the capacity for peace leadership within the country, community leaders share analysis and insights into the threat of inter-communal violence and illustrate the capacity for peace leadership...The film series seeks to stimulate alternative narratives regarding ethnic and spiritual issues in Myanmar where tolerance and cooperation are highlighted, rather than conflict and persecution. Screened together with guided reflections, the films can be used as tools to stimulate exchanges of ideas about diversity and tolerance, and to create a space to foster acceptance and share visions for the future. The issues raised by individuals featured in the films can be used to generate discussions on Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. A discussion and study guide is available for each video portrait, followed by suggested activities that can also be adapted to different learning environments. For each film, background is provided on the person and their context, followed by five discussion questions and extension activities..."
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: Vimeo player (5:05 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/interventions/myanmar-portraits-of-diversity/
Date of entry/update: 29 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity: U Aye Lwin (video)
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: ""Commissioned by CPCS, Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity is a series of short films seeking to stimulate discussion and move audiences towards recognizing, accepting, and celebrating religious diversity in Myanmar. Directed by Kannan Arunasalam, the films present individuals from Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. Featuring stories of cooperation across religious and ethnic divides, as well as the capacity for peace leadership within the country, community leaders share analysis and insights into the threat of inter-communal violence and illustrate the capacity for peace leadership...The film series seeks to stimulate alternative narratives regarding ethnic and spiritual issues in Myanmar where tolerance and cooperation are highlighted, rather than conflict and persecution. Screened together with guided reflections, the films can be used as tools to stimulate exchanges of ideas about diversity and tolerance, and to create a space to foster acceptance and share visions for the future. The issues raised by individuals featured in the films can be used to generate discussions on Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. A discussion and study guide is available for each video portrait, followed by suggested activities that can also be adapted to different learning environments. For each film, background is provided on the person and their context, followed by five discussion questions and extension activities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: Vimeo player (4: 02 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/interventions/myanmar-portraits-of-diversity/
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity: U Nay Win (video)
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: "Commissioned by CPCS, Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity is a series of short films seeking to stimulate discussion and move audiences towards recognizing, accepting, and celebrating religious diversity in Myanmar. Directed by Kannan Arunasalam, the films present individuals from Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. Featuring stories of cooperation across religious and ethnic divides, as well as the capacity for peace leadership within the country, community leaders share analysis and insights into the threat of inter-communal violence and illustrate the capacity for peace leadership...The film series seeks to stimulate alternative narratives regarding ethnic and spiritual issues in Myanmar where tolerance and cooperation are highlighted, rather than conflict and persecution. Screened together with guided reflections, the films can be used as tools to stimulate exchanges of ideas about diversity and tolerance, and to create a space to foster acceptance and share visions for the future. The issues raised by individuals featured in the films can be used to generate discussions on Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. A discussion and study guide is available for each video portrait, followed by suggested activities that can also be adapted to different learning environments. For each film, background is provided on the person and their context, followed by five discussion questions and extension activities..."
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: Vimeo player (6:09 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/interventions/myanmar-portraits-of-diversity/
Date of entry/update: 29 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity: Venerable Tayzar Dipati (video)
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: "Commissioned by CPCS, Myanmar: Portraits of Diversity is a series of short films seeking to stimulate discussion and move audiences towards recognizing, accepting, and celebrating religious diversity in Myanmar. Directed by Kannan Arunasalam, the films present individuals from Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. Featuring stories of cooperation across religious and ethnic divides, as well as the capacity for peace leadership within the country, community leaders share analysis and insights into the threat of inter-communal violence and illustrate the capacity for peace leadership...The film series seeks to stimulate alternative narratives regarding ethnic and spiritual issues in Myanmar where tolerance and cooperation are highlighted, rather than conflict and persecution. Screened together with guided reflections, the films can be used as tools to stimulate exchanges of ideas about diversity and tolerance, and to create a space to foster acceptance and share visions for the future. The issues raised by individuals featured in the films can be used to generate discussions on Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country. A discussion and study guide is available for each video portrait, followed by suggested activities that can also be adapted to different learning environments. For each film, background is provided on the person and their context, followed by five discussion questions and extension activities..."
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: Vimeo player (4:57 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/interventions/myanmar-portraits-of-diversity/
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2015


Title: On The Land We Live - A film about land reform in Myanmar (video)
Date of publication: 17 March 2015
Description/subject: Documentary by the Land Core Group Myanmar, where 70% of the Myanmar population are smallholder farmers, about the challenges faced by poor farmers from land grabbing and land dispossession in rural Myanmar...Interviews with land activists and dispossessed farmers in different parts of the country... sections on: resistance to land-grabbing; Myanmar land law and policies (where customary tenure and women's land rights are not explicitly recognised); efficiency of smallholder practice...
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ (English voice-over and subtitles)
Source/publisher: Land Core Group of the Food Security Working Group
Format/size: Adobe Flash (20 minutes)
Alternate URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xztU_f6QsrU&feature=youtu.be
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2015


Title: Myanmar Wedding of Burma Than Shwe's daughter (video)
Date of publication: 19 November 2006
Description/subject: In 24 parts...Full coverage...
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: maungde via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (24 parts, 123 minutes total)
Alternate URLs: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=702F92E5494AA162 (25 parts)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: Than Shwe's daughter wedding (video)
Date of publication: 03 November 2006
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: myanmars via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (10,24 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: "Season of Fear: Internally Displaced People in Burma call for International action" (video)
Date of publication: March 2006
Description/subject: "This video shows the day-to-day struggle of over half a million displaced persons in eastern Burma and how displacements impacts communities and individuals. In September 2005, the Burmese military launched an offensive and displaced thousands of people in Nyaung Lay Bin and Toungoo Districts. Some villages were burnt down and some people had to cross border to take shelter in refugee camp. In the context of human rights, this should be a cause for increased international pressure on the miliary regime in Burma. The actions we and the IDPs themselves are calling for includes increase level of humanitarian aid and support to IDPs and condemnation by the international community of attacks on IDPs"
Language: Karen (English subtitles)
Source/publisher: Burma Issues
Format/size: Adobe Flash video (10:05 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, speech in Burmese (video)
Date of publication: 2006
Description/subject: If you can suffer, you can gain. What is valuable can not be obtained without effort. Don't depend on assistance (without strings attached) from here to there. (Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma via zawmyolwin227 via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (1 minute 57 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: Zagana's Beggars' National Convention (video)
Date of publication: 2006
Description/subject: 5 sections follow each other automatically...Zagana, a famous Burmese comedian, and his team performed in 1990. Represented from DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma) in 2006. www.dvb.no
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Zar Ga Nar via DVB via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (40 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: Zagana's Mee Chit (video)
Date of publication: 2006
Description/subject: A short film by Zagana which is banned in Burma... DVB represented in 2006 (in 3 parts)....
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Zar Ga Nar via DVB via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash, (3 parts, 22 Minutes total)
Alternate URLs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOOn1MhHbOo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL_W5PDefz8&feature=related
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: "Always on the Run -- Internally Displaced People in Karen State" (video)
Date of publication: February 2005
Description/subject: "An estimated 540,000 people were internally displaced in eastern Burma, on the run, or living in forced relocation sites. In the video three internally displaced people (IDPs) talk about their hopes and fears for themselves and their children and the impact that being forced to flee for their lives has on their ability to nurture and care for their families. A week after the footage was filmed the offensive reached this area and these IDPs were forced to flee, again."
Language: Karen, (English sub-titles)
Source/publisher: Burma Issues
Format/size: Adobe Flash video (5:35 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2009


Title: "ENTRENCHED ABUSE : FORCED LABOR IN BURMA" (video)
Date of publication: 2004
Description/subject: The authoritarian military regime that rules Burma - the SPDC - forces hundreds of thousands of people to work against their will, and without pay, on the regime's development projects, as porters in the military, and in other forms of compulsory labor. The International Labor Organization (ILO) - the UN agency that monitors forced labor worldwide - has identified the SPDC regime as one of the world's worst perpetrators. The incidents of forced labor in this video show how - despite its claims to the contrary - the SPDC has continued to use forced labor. They were recorded during 2003 among three different ethnic groups - the Karen, Karenni and Burmans - and in different regions of Burma...."Entrenched Abuse: Forced Labor in Burma" is a product of the video documentation and advocacy work of Burma Issues, a WITNESS partner based in Thailand. Produced by WITNESS in collaboration with Burma Issues, the video documents use of forced labor in three different areas in 2003 and offers an insight into the impossible choices facing ordinary civilians of all ethnicities under the military dictatorship in Burma.
Language: Karen, English subtitles
Source/publisher: Burma Issues/Witness
Format/size: Adobe Flash (Full version, 10 minutes, 49 seconds)
Alternate URLs: http://hub.witness.org/en/EntrenchedAbuseExcerpts (Excerpts, 2 minutes, 15 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2009


Title: Burma: Grace under Pressure (slide show with music and English commentary)
Date of publication: 2001
Description/subject: High quality engaged photography and audio-visual presentation. A complex, compassionate, moving, poetic, meditative, slow-moving photo portrayal of people in contemporary Burma. On-screen and audio commentary by victims of military rule and on-screen quotations/commentary from Aung San Suu Kyi, Timothy Garton Ash, Rory MacLean and others. River, Street, Border (N.B. black and white), Women, Spirit. Burmese musical accompaniment. Light and shade: not a general in sight, but their shadow is present throughout. Forum, Links. Of the photographs, Henri Cartier-Bresson came to mind for the dynamic of people-environment, Edward Curtis for some of the portraits, S. Salgado...
Author/creator: Geoffrey Hillier
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Geoffrey Hillier
Format/size: jpeg, html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Soldier (video)
Description/subject: ‘Burma Soldier’ features a former Burmese army soldier who reminisces about life as a soldier and describes the atrocities he witnessed during his service in Kachin and Karen states. The Tatmadaw is recognized as the most brutal and repressive army in Southeast Asia, responsible for brutally suppressing pro-democracy demonstrations and clamping down on ethnic groups. The ex-soldier, Myo Myint, who now lives in the United States, offers a rare insight into the workings of the 400,000-strong Burmese Army. ...Secretly made copies of the documentary are being left in Internet shops and surreptitiously handed on to customers, according to one of the film’s directors, writer-photographer Nic Dunlop.
Author/creator: Nic Dunlop et al
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Vimeo
Format/size: Adobe Flash (1 hour 10 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2011