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Burma Soldier: One Man's Fight for Democracy

by on May 17, 2011

Burma Soldier is a documentary about Myo Myint, an engineer in the Burmese Army who became a pro-democracy activist. Myint, who was eventually imprisoned for his views, articulates a story that is common among the members of the democracy movement: serving and fighting in the army, attending and speaking at rallies for democracy in Rangoon, suffering in Burmese prisons and living in the camps in Thailand. As Myo Myint discusses the motivations for his fight, he puts a personal face on Burma's struggle. His decision to become a peace activist illustrates how a hope in democracy can persist against the conflicting cultural forces in Burma.To learn more about the push for democracy in Burma, you can view the film here. Burma Soldier will also be show on May 19 and June 12 on HBO.

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