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DavidV

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http://english.panglong.org/?p=14214

http://mizzima.com/news-domestic/movie-shan-prince-and-his-austrian-wife-shines-light-myanmar%E2%80%99s-1962-coup

Sao Kya Seng (1924-1962) was the saohpa (ruler) of Hsipaw, one of the Shan princely states of Burma. Like other rulers, he continued to rule after independence in 1948 as well as sit in the Union of Burma's upper house, and in 1958 the Shan and Karenni states acquired the right to secede after a 10-year period.

The military coup of 1962 meant that a number of Shan royals were jailed, murdered or exiled, along with countless other victims in the years that followed. The complex ethnic minority issues which have fuelled insurgency remains unresolved in democratising Burma.
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In further news, the film is facing censorship in Burma due to alleged historical "sensitivities":
http://english.panglong.org/?p=14395

Of course, that's because it touches on the brutality of the military regime, industrial scale human rights violations, and the ethnic minority issue fuelling one of the longest-running civil wars in history.

Trailers for the film


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