|Title:||The Land of Make Believe|
Short animated cartoon produced by Amnesty International to accompany Amnesty's campaign against the repressive regime in Myanmar.
The president wants to make the world believe that Myanmar has changed, that anyone can voice their political opinions without fear of what might happen to them.
That there is media freedom. That his country is on the way to reforming itself after decades of military rule. The world praises the president’s efforts and foreign dignitaries flow in.
Back in the real world, life in Myanmar is not the fairytale they would have us believe. Authorities are harassing and arresting people who criticise the government: journalists for publishing a story; student leaders for organising marches, community leaders for defending human rights; lawyers for promoting justice in the courts and union activists for staging strikes in support of workers’ rights. No-one is safe to speak out.
There is a slight 'stutter' at the start of this film when played within ADAM. This problem does not appear once downloaded and played outside ADAM.
|Notes (on language or music rights etc):||English version and International (no voice over) available for download below.|
|Language:||ENGLISH , INTERNATIONAL|
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION,
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION
COUNTRY: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC/SOUTH-EAST ASIA/MYANMAR
GENRE: ARTWORK, CARTOONS
|Tags:||Land of make believe, Fairytale, Fairy tale, cartoons, Freedom of speech, Aung San Suu Kyi, ASSK, Burma|
|Copyright Type:||Amnesty International|
|Copyright Credit:||Amnesty International|
|Agreement Notes:||see agreement|
|Shotlist/Transcript List Public:||
Are you sitting comfortably?
Then I'll begin.
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a wicked military ruled over its people with fear and violence.
In 'The Land of Gold' no opposition or dissent was tolerated.
Freedom of speech was forbidden, the right to protest forcibly banned.
Thousands were arrested and imprisoned simply for speaking out
The leader of the opposition spent 15 years under house arrest because she'd campaigned for democracy and freedom.
Shocked by the lady’s... Read more
|Date Photo or Video Created:||13/10/2015 00:00|