[Please watch with the sound on]
As of August 2011, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, there were 1,998 political prisoners detained in Burma.
They include monks, students, musicians, comedians, elected members of parliament and lawyers.
Kyaw Zwar’s story is one of 22 narratives from the book Nowhere To Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime compiled and edited by Maggie Lemere & Zoë West, published by Voice of Witness.
To find out more about how you can help the people of Burma, visit the US Campaign for Burma take action page at uscampaignforburma.org/take-action/
For more information on Voice of Witness: voiceofwitness.org
To order Nowhere To Be Home: voiceofwitness.com/burma/
A Magnum Foundation, BE SEEN project: magnumfoundation.org/beseen.html
Lu Nan/Magnum Photos
Prisons of Burma, 2006-7
Produced by Magnum Foundation
President: Susan Meiselas
Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Moy
Director: Takaaki Okada
Director of Photography: Glen Mordeci
Production Designer: Judy Rhee
Editors: Scott Burgess & Kristin Rodriguez
Original Music: Shoko Nagai & Satoshi Takeishi
Photographic prints: Geordie Wood
Scenic Artist: Ernie Sandidge
Location Scout: Patrick Sandefur