Filmed covertly by two Burmese cameramen who risked an instant 30-year jail sentence if caught, Orphans of Burma's Cyclone reveals, for the first time, what life is like for the ordinary people of Burma.
As Burma's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces trial by the country's military government, this timely and remarkable Dispatches film follows the lives of eight Burmese orphans as they struggle to survive the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.
When the cyclone smashed into Burma's Irrawaddy Delta in 2008 it killed at least 150,000 people and left two million homeless. It also left many thousands of children orphaned in the wake of the deadliest storm ever to hit Burma.
The Burmese government, a military dictatorship that has been in power for 47 years, did next to nothing to support these people left destitute by the storm, and furthermore prevented international aid agencies timely access to the delta region to offer support.
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