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Burma's Open Road

BURMA'S OPEN ROAD: AN INSIGHT INTO MYANMAR

ORIGINAL TITLE:
BURMA'S OPEN ROAD: AN INSIGHT INTO MYANMAR
Australia / 2007 / 52 min
DIRECTOR:
David Adams
In the lush rain forests of northern Burma a road is being built to connect powerful China and India

The sensitive ecosystem and life and traditions of hunters and gatherers in Burma will end up in a squeeze between two massive economies when the road is finished. But the Burmese military regime is apparently not overly focused on progress, like opening up communication and contact with open countries like India. However the potential economic benefit is huge. This well balanced documentary discusses the ambiguities of modernity that crashes with the preservation of nature and tradition.

David Adams

Over the last 17 years, David Adams has developed his reputation both through his reporting and the numerous documentary films that he has written, directed and produced. He is best known for his investigative work, particularly Journeys to the Ends of the Earth, a 13 part documentary series made for the Discovery Network. His last documentary, FLIGHT OF THE ELEPHANTS (2006), was on the collision between the Asian elephant and man.