Two women go to New York to tell their stories of brutality at the hands of the military regime in Burma. Inspired by the example of their beloved Aung San Suu Kyi, the women join a global movement to bring democracy to Burma.
Writer/producer: Jane Gurr
Director: Ed Kucerak
Ed Kucerak says:
“I have a strong interest and passion to work on films that reach audiences on an emotional level and motivate them to get involved in the issues. The difficult stories about what was, and is still, happening in Burma need to be told. A chance to film the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma presented me with a meaningful opportunity to make This is My Witness.
Witnesses to crimes of unbearable cruelty by the Burmese military, two Burmese women stood before the world in March 2010 to tell their personal stories of horror and abuse, speaking out for many thousands of other women who cannot. Their moving testimony was delivered at the first People’s Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma, held in New York City. Their purpose, a call to action to the world, to stop human rights abuses in Burma. Inspired by the example of their beloved Aung San Suu Kyi, the women are part of a global movement to bring democracy to Burma.
What’s interesting about this film and its subject matter is that although there have been a number of positive changes taking place in Burma, a discussion about human rights issues and war crime charges against the Burmese military are not being currently addressed in the media nor in any public forum.”
About Ed Kucerak
Ed’s career in the film and television industry spans more than two decades. Founder of Kublacom Pictures, he has produced and directed documentaries for a variety of Canadian and US broadcasters.
His films have been screened in numerous Canadian and international film festivals. Ed’s documentaries include Partners in Peace, How Can a Boy, This is My Witness, One of the Last and The Secret Lives of Butterflies.