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‘Caught in the crossfire’: A video documentary by Images Asia/Thailand

The BurmaNet News, Issue #276, 12 November 1995

Caught in the Crossfire is a stirring short documentary about the human rights abuses of women in Burma, perpetrated by the Burmese military. The footage and interviews with Burmese women and Burmese soldiers, were documented along the Thailand/Burma border between 1994 and 1995. Many of the interviews were conducted after the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and shoe that, as the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate stated: “I have been released. That's all. Nothing elsa has changed.”

Told through the voices of the women themselves, this documentary emphasises the important experiences of women, their suffering, fear and courage. These testimonies, inter cut with sequences from their everyday lives in the war zones and refugees camps, clearly portray the reality of their situation. These are contrasted with United Nations Conventions concerning women's rights, to further illustrate that women in Burma, especially in the border areas, are subject to wide-scale human rights abuses.

Caught in the Crossfire was designed as one in a three-part documentary video series, with study-guides, to be used as an education kit about the human rights, devlopment and environmental situation in Burma. Despite initial problems with the Chinese authorities, the video was premiered at the United Nations Women's Conference in Biejing in September 1995. Images Asia is currently in the process of completing part one and three of the video series, and the accompanying study guides. Your support in purchasing this video as a lobbying and awareness-raising tool, will enable IMAGES ASIA to conclude this important task. It will also enable other people to become interested and active about the human rights, development and environmental situation in Burma.

Images Asia
P.O. Box 2, Phrasingha Post Office
Muang, Chiangmai 50200

or on e-mail above. Thank you in advance.