Burma, Exiles from the Golden Land
Dean Chapman (Photographer)
Successive Burmese military dictatorships have made the once prosperous southeast Asian nation one of the world's most impoverished failed states. Opposition forces are not tolerated. Pro-democracy uprisings have been answered with bloody and brutal clampdowns in which unknown numbers have been imprisoned, tortured, disappeared or murdered. For those who chose to flee, refuge in a developed nation, such as the UK, can provide a new beginnings and unparalleled opportunities, but the instinct to campaign and work for regime change and democracy in Burma remains undimmed.