Videos of Burmese Life

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On-the-Ground Footage of Buddhist Monks Protest March

September 18, 2007


Buddhist monks peacefully walked the streets of Rangoon (Yangon), on September 18, 2007. They protested the military regime's recent crackdown on them because the monks demanded the junta implement efforts to relieve poverty in Burma. The monks refused to accept donations from military officials and perform religious rites for them.


Gold Beaters of Burma


Men rhythmically beat thin leafs of gold into bricks in Mandalay, Burma.



BBC Report on Buddhist Demonstrations

September 20, 2007


BBC World's Andrew Harding reports on the protests and talks to anonymous Burmese about the state of the country.

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is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, former Buddhist nun, and author of Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement.