Beyond the Salween River

(Beyond the Salween River)

Beyond the Salween River

A group of doctors on the Thai-Burmese border provide healthcare in places where state infrastructure is practically non-existent.

The Salween River has played a role in the decades-long conflict between the Burmese army and the Karen people who live along the Thai border. The war has claimed many human victims and also laid waste to the Karen’s territory. Those in the villages scattered throughout the dense jungle live in isolation, and the country’s defective infrastructure prevents access to even basic healthcare. So a group of local doctors established a trail along which they transport medicines from neighbouring Thailand to the villages, and at the individual stops they also pass on their knowledge to the locals. Thus was born an inspiring project, which, in addition to saving lives, helps to strengthen Karen civil society.

European premiere

About the film

Director: Gigi Berardi
Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, UK
2019 | 62 min.

Language: Burmese, Karen

Subtitles: English

Category

Diagnosis

Director

Gigi Berardi

Filmography
2019 - Beyond the Salween River
2014 - The Jungle Surgeon of Myanmar

Gigi Berardi

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