Amnesty presents: Myanmar's Killing Fields + Q&A12A

Amnesty presents: Myanmar's Killing Fields + Q&A

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BAFTA-nominated and multi award-winning 'Myanmar's Killing Fields‘ presents a special investigation into the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. The film, which was originally shown on PBS and Channel 4, examines evidence that Myanmar’s security forces used systematic rape and terror tactics to expel hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from the country. The film follows an undercover network of Rohingya activists who have been risking their lives to secretly film evidence of years of repression, violence and mass murder by the authorities in Myanmar.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and producer of the film, hopefully the Rohingya translator and a representative from Amnesty International.

Amnesty International has spoken out strongly on the human rights abuses against the Rohingya people, calling the killings and violence of 2017/2018 'crimes against humanity'. They also stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of the Amnesty Ambassador of Conscience Award for her failure to speak out for the Rohingyas.

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The Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group has organised this event as Myanmar has been a key priority for the group after hosting several former prisoners and activists as speakers. Inspired by their plight, the group has campaigned against human rights in Myanmar in general and also for specific prisoners.

They also organised a comedy night in 2009 to raise awareness about Zarganar, a Burmese comedian who was imprisoned for criticising the government's response to Cyclone Nargis in 2008, which has now become an annual event.