Asiatica Association

Films on Asia: Human rights in Cambodia, Tibet, Myanmar, and Nepal

24 mar 2009, archived in resources

The award winning films of Ellen Bruno focus on homelessness, Burmese prostitution, Tibetan nuns, health care in Cambodia, and other issues on the forefront of human rights.  

Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia documents the Cambodian's efforts to reconstruct a shattered society in a climate of war, bringing a humanistic perspective to a country in deep political turmoil.

Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy documents human rights abuses in Tibet, focusing on the non-violent activism of Tibetan Buddhist nuns in the struggle for basic human rights and religious freedom.

Sacrifice: The Story of Child Prostitutes from Burma examines the political and economic forces at work in the trafficking of Burmese girls into prostitution in Thailand.Leper: Life Beyond Stigma reveals the myriad stigmas and misunderstandings that surround a disease that marks the bodies and lives of rural Nepali villagers. Sky Burial documents a burial ritual in northern Tibet where the bodies of the dead are offered to the vultures as a final act of kindness to living beings. To merge with the sky is a holy event, one that replaces the sufferings of this world with peace.

Here Bruno offers a good selection of resources, especially documentaries, on Cambodia, Tibet, and Myanmar.