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BURMA My Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.ORG The organization is dedicated to promoting the best that documentary film making has to offer worldwide. "BURMA: AN INDICTMENT" - Watching the film and seeing the extent of the suffering, one can only begin to grasp the level of greed and corruption employed by the military regime’s control. “It's a real shame. Burma has the largest reserves of gas in Southeast Asia—she's rich in rubies and jadeite, but Burma is the poorest country outside of Africa. Senior General Than Shwe and his cohorts are plundering Burma's wealth for themselves.” The film coherently explains the historical background of how Burma was a peaceful democracy after gaining independence from Britain following World War II. However, in 1962, a military general staged a coup and established the ruling junta, effectively ending freedom and legitimate democracy in the country. “Every time Burma's people and clergy march in the street seeking democracy, freedom, and human rights, they get gunned down. The junta doesn't care if they shoot thousands and thousands of people dead. They've done it before; they'll do it again. The people know it. They’re living in fear. They're terrified.”