thelongestwar
Documentary

The Longest War

Year 2010
Runtime 58 mins
Language English
World Premiere

Director Brett McEwen in attendance - Q&A will follow the screening

14A - Advisories: Coarse Language, Violence & Mature Subject Matter

The fight for an independent homeland automatically brings to mind the bitter and bloody clashes in places like Tibet, Palestine and even Quebec; but few will be familiar with the plight of the Karen of Burma, and their hard-fought battle for a Karen State in eastern Burma since 1949. Filmmaker Brett McEwen and cinematographer Nelson Rand risk life and limb documenting the world’s “longest war,” and bear witness to war crimes, human rights abuses and the destruction and murder of entire villages as the brutal military regime of Burma seeks to eradicate members of the Karen National Liberation Army and its supporters. This is a raw, first-hand account of a people struggling to free themselves from oppression in an area of the world most Canadians can’t find on a map.

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Countries

Canada
Director
Brett McEwen
Producer
Brett McEwen
Screenwriter
Nelson Rand, Brett McEwen
Cinematographer
Nelson Rand, Brett McEwen
Editor
Brett McEwen
Cast
Peter Skagen