Battle For Myanmar's Buddhist Spirit

Commissioned by the Guardian in June 2017, High Altitude Films went to Myanmar, where different groups of Buddhist monks are battling with how to deal with the country’s minority Muslim population. While some advocate peace, others, such as the extremist Ma Ba Tha, are stoking up hatred and violence. The film explores how the monks’ actions are threatening to destabilise the country’s newly established democracy under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi. The film reached an audience of 800,000 within it's first two weeks.

Producer/Director:Johnny Burke    Editor:William Saunders   Guardian Commissioner: Mike Tait