People Not Pawns

 

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners

CLIENT - Assistance Association for Political Prisoners

BUDGET RANGE - US $1 - 5,000

DURATION - 40mins

GENRE -  Documentary

DIRECTED, FILMED, SCRIPTED & EDITED - Timothy Syrota

AUDIO RECORDING, SECOND CAMERA, RESEARCH - Dan Q

FILM BRIEF

In order to increase awareness of issues regarding political prisoners in Myanmar, AAPP actively engages tourists, aid workers, student and school groups. Employees are former political prisoners and visitors to the AAPP office receive a talk from a staff member and a tour of the AAPP museum which includes a recreated cell typical of those in Myanmar jails, frequently used implements of torture, and a photo gallery of the many political prisoners that have died in custody. This documentary was produced to complement this work and was shown to visitors as an introduction to both the organisation and the political prisoner situation in Myanmar / Burma.