An activist places cutouts on the ground in Mahabandoola Park in Yangon on August 8, 2016 to mark the 28th anniversary of a general strike, one of the key events of the 1988 uprising. (AFP)
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness played a key role in sparking the 1988 uprising, and hopes that those bearing mental and physical wounds inflicted under junta rule will eventually be able to find closure.
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness played a key role in sparking the 1988 uprising, and hopes that those bearing mental and physical wounds inflicted under junta rule will eventually be able to find closure.
A television drama that extols the role of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar’s modern history is a failure of art and propaganda but provides insights into the psychology of the armed forces.
A story by a former political prisoner, set on the other side of the thick green line that ruled Myanmar for fifty years. After waging war in the ethnic states, it is in the then-capital, Yangon, during the 1988 national uprising, where soldier Nyo Aung is compelled to question the authority of those above and accept responsibility for his own.

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