Myanmar Emerges is a year-long GlobalPost investigation into challenges facing Myanmar's nascent democracy. Part One of the series, The People vs. The Power, examines the battle between villagers and a Myanmar and Chinese government-backed mining company they say is stealing their land and ruining the environment.
During five decades of military dictatorship in Myanmar, dissident speech was a crime punishable by long years in prison. In response, defiant, highly literate political dissidents turned to the arts to express their opposition. Poet U Ant Maung has continued the tradition, using his pen to fight the destruction of a mountain to mine the copper it contains.
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Myanmar Emerges — Part Three: Opium War
• Heroin State: vimeo.com/82385407
Myanmar Emerges — Part One: The People vs. The Power
• Poisoned Hope vimeo.com/64736859
• Dreams to Dust vimeo.com/64745407
• Resource Righteousness vimeo.com/64738284
• We Never Agree vimeo.com/64643317
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