Tag apparu sur des murs de Rangoon en 2012

This street art appeared on the walls of Rangoon in 2012


Today, although widespread, the idea of democracy is mistreated throughout the world. Everywhere, ideologies advocating exclusion have good sense going backwards in terms of human, political and civil rights.

It is interesting to observe on the ground what means the aspiration to democratic principles for an individual and what effects it has on a population.

In Burma, the changes that have occurred at least the two first year of Thein Sein government were surprising.

An important part of civil society immediately borrowed this new direction. Then the reforms stopped and those who run the country have resumed old habits.

Based on the idea that the people of Burma wants that its country access to democracy, the whole project is precisely designed to observe how the population is trying to reach it since 2012 and then to share also on the tortuous transition path it takes

Un fusil de l'armée Karen

A rifle of the Karen army

The context

– One of the poorest and most corrupted countries, closed to the outside world during 50 years of dictatorship.

– A country rich in natural resources, between India and China, the two emerging superpowers of the 21st century.

- A period of historical transition with the November 2015 elections.

- A newly found freedom of speech, that the media and the public are discovering and practicing.

QG de la Ligue Nationale pour la Démocratie à Rangoon.

Headquarters of the National League for democracy in Rangoon, pictures of General Aung San are in evidence.

The objectives

- Communicating on the national election by analyzing the complexity of its stakes.

– Showing Burma beyond the cliché.
– Reflecting on the meaning of democracy.

Civic education training in ethnic region

Civic education training in an ethnic region

The medium

A webdocumentary first: three characters make us discover how they help move Burmese society towards greater democracy, focusing their advocacy activities on different areas necessary for this development.

A documentary after: with a personal tone, he revisits these four years of transition with a historical perspective on the place of religion, the evolution of the economic sector and the new place that takes political life in society, through these elections.

Kyaw Thi Ah, LND candidate in Pyi Oo Lwin, the day of his election in 2012.

Kyaw Thi Ah, LND candidate in Pyi Oo Lwin, answer to journalists, the day of his election in 2012.