Burma Partnership, in collaboration with Kestrel Media, is releasing today a 17-minute film that shows why the people of Burma do not believe that the upcoming elections will bring any genuine democratic progress to their country.
“This is Not Democracy” examines the historical context of the current elections, illustrating how the military regime’s so-called “Roadmap to Democracy”, including the 2008 Constitution, is nothing more than an attempt to cement military rule under a civilian façade.
“We were cheated, we are being cheated, we will be cheated again and again,” says the monk Ashin Sopaka of the International Burmese Monks Organization. The film also includes interviews with Naw Htoo Paw of the Karen Women’s Organization and U Win Hlaing, National League for Democracy MP-elect from the 1990 elections and former political prisoner, as well as both historical and recent footage from inside Burma.
The film is a joint production of Burma Partnership and Kestrel Media Productions, with special thanks to Free Burma Rangers, Democratic Voice of Burma, Burma Issues, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), Burma Campaign UK and Generation Wave.Tags: Burma Partnership