The Camp

Situated on the picturesque Thai-Burma border, the Mae La refugee camp is home to more than 50,000 Burmese people who have fled the military regime of Burma. This dialogue-free documentary illustrates the lives of people who are dislocated, without international status and without a voice. Set to a haunting soundtrack, this film presents the everyday realities of life in the camp. Some of the refugees hope to see life beyond their self-made community. Others simply embrace each day as it comes.

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  1. What beautiful people.
    You could see the love between the generations.
    After seeing the missing limbs, I assumed these people went through hell until they reached this sanctuary.
    And such a clean place, no garbage or human waste strewn all over.
    If these gentle souls end up in Bangkok, their way of life and their humanity will be destroyed.

  2. In the face of such hardship & uncertainty these beautiful people seem incongruously at peace. Smiling, happy even.