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I’m afraid this video brings to mind the “Happiness Police from an episode of Dr. Who I saw a long, long time ago. But this is not science fiction – it is Burma today. I haven’t watched the entire episode yet – and am waiting to talk to the Burmese friends about what they think. Letting the French, even filmmakers, has worked out too well in the past! Films by outsiders often fail to give voice to the indigenous population. Yet it is important to understand what is going on in the world – peoples have often let unimaginable things happen. The works of darkness

Happy World – Burma, the dictatorship of the absurd from Happy World on Vimeo.

Note – I ran across this video in the “Waging Peace” newsletter.  Here is a link to a follow-up post from Brian Farrell in “Waging Peace” that talks about some of the “extras” from the movie’s website / dvd.

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