Burma: The Village That Took On The Generals

Channel 4: Unreported World

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Reporter Evan Williams and Director Wael Dabbous travel to Burma to meet the villagers fighting for their ancestral lands as foreign investors flood in to a nation rich in undeveloped resources.  


The Burmese Generals have signalled an end to the military rule, and foreign companies are coming to Burma. But ordinary Burmese face a new struggle against the complex web of business interests still owned by the Generals.  Reporter Evan Williams and Director Wael Dabbous travel to Burma to meet the farmers of Whet May village fighting to save their land. Their farms, and a whole mountain range, are under threat of destruction by a copper mine co-owned by Burmese Generals and a Chinese weapons company. The protest in this remote village will culminate in the biggest police crackdown seen for years.

'...a David and Goliath Story...'
- The Telegraph

Critics Choice 
- The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times
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