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'Far From Kawthoolei' Documentary Screening

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until August 31, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

The documentary "Far From Kawthoolei," by filmmaker Brian Myers, explores the community that forms around the Karen family center in San Diego, California and its self-help network of refugees from Burma (Myanmar). The 20 min documentary is available for streaming thanks to the UC Santa Cruz arts division as part of World Refugee Day. Streams through August 31.

Official description: The US has welcomed over 160,000 refugees from Burma (Myanmar). Amongst them are the Karen, an indigenous people whose homeland of Kawthoolei is in the eastern highlands of the post-colonial state of Burma. When the military junta came to power, the Karen were forced from their villages to refugee camps across the border in Thailand. A new generation is born in America that hasn’t experienced the trauma of war crimes or the affinity that has bonded a people to fight for self-determination. 'Far From Kawthoolei' reveals how identities may adapt and persevere when uprooted from geography, history, and politics.

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Promotional graphic for the documentary 'Far From Kawthoo...

Above: Promotional graphic for the documentary 'Far From Kawthoolei," courtesy of filmmaker.


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