ICTJ Presents Burma Soldier

6/1/2011

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ICTJ is pleased to present Burma Soldier, a harrowing documentary telling the story of Myo Myint, a soldier for the Burmese army turned pro-democracy activist.

Myo Myint’s extraordinary story brings him from the front lines of a little talked about war, to fighting for democracy alongside Aung San Suu Kyi, to solitary confinement in Burma’s toughest prisons.

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Narrated by Colin Farrell, the Break Thru Films and leBrocquy Fraser production provides a rare glimpse of a brutal dictatorship seen through the eyes of a courageous former soldier who, quite literally, swapped sides.

As he goes from soldier to activist to prisoner to refugee, his message became increasingly clear: any lasting transition requires a political resolution to Burma’s violent ethnic conflict.