All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

Rambo IV

The picture is for everyone.

This film seems supporting our cause of democracy and freedom.
It seems not art for art sake or film for film sake.

It delivers some relief and raises anger.
Shouldn't we be able to kill the way Rambo did?
Although it's not realistic, doesn't really matter!
It's rather symbolic.
And it raises a question - Is violent way alone our real option to free our country?

I don't know how many Burmese people will watch it.
I haven't!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AA, I am not Stallone's fan and my preference for movies is more into the happy, peaceful type AND

On 21 Feb at 5pm before the screening of the movie in Sydney, we are attending an Awareness Campaign in front of the cinema on George Street.

The details are at:

Although Rambo is pure fantasy, the movie is exposing the pure reality of Burma and the cruelty of the regime.

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