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GROWING UP REFUGEE
Director: Seanna Randall
Winner of the YOUTH FILMMAKER AWARD
ABOUT THE FILM
In Burma (Myanmar), thousands of tribal Karen people are on the receiving end of a brutal ethnic cleansing program. A peaceful tribe, they simply want to live their lives in peace as they farm in the eastern portion of Burma. Because of the Burmese government’s plan to kill every Karen, many have fled to the border of Thailand to the comparative safety of refugee camps. Unfortunately, because of how long this issue has been going on, many Karen children are born in refugee camps and don’t know life outside of the camps. When they reach America, these Karen children are actually tasting freedom for the first time in their lives. This film’s goal is to educate the public on what is going on in Burma, and the childhood memories of those unfortunate victims of the struggle.
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