Channel 4 has commissioned a one-hour documentary, Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution from Evan Williams Productions which investigates three major mass killings, with exclusive video footage and eye-witness accounts.
The evidence presented in the documentary reveals, for the first time, how the army have committed potential war crimes with soldiers systematically targeting peaceful protestors and those trying to help the wounded, and setting victims on fire while they appeared to still be alive.
The film provides the definitive account of a nation’s descent into civil war as Myanmar’s army tries to crush a civilian uprising against military rule, in a bloody conflict which remains largely ignored by the rest of the world.
Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution (1x60’) has been filmed over more than a year by a group of young Burmese activists, and follows the challenges faced by peaceful protesters, who have now taken up one of Asia’s most powerful armies in a desperate bid to save their own lives.
In emotional testimonies, they reveal why they must risk their lives to fight for the restoration of democracy, in a battle which is pitting Gen Z against the Generals.
The film includes exclusive video footage and eye-witness accounts which reveal, for the first time, evidence of potential war crimes committed by the army in three major mass killings, and it investigates why the international community has completely failed to meet the call for intervention made by protestors soon after the 2021 coup.
Evan Williams, Executive Producer says: “By risking their lives to film this documentary, these brave young activists have provided a compelling case that Myanmar’s senior military leadership appears to be guilty of crimes against humanity in a war which is largely overlooked by the international community...
"Above all this is a film about the determined spirit of a new generation who refuse to allow their futures to be dominated and as they see it, their opportunities stolen, by a military dictatorship.”
Nevine Mabro, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 says: “This is a really important piece of journalism on a revolution that the world has forgotten. Through forensic investigation, unseen videos and eyewitness accounts, the film reveals the brutal actions of the Myanmar army and shows how the country is slipping into civil war.“
Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution is an Evan Williams Productions (EWPL) for Channel 4. It is produced and directed by Katie Arnold and executive produced by Evan Williams. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Nevine Mabro.