Filmmaker Ansley Sawyer in conversation with Duncan Chalmers
Former CAPI intern Duncan Chalmers interviews filmmaker Ansley Sawyer about the making of the documentary 'Like We Don't Exist'
Today, thousands of people live in refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border, displaced from decades of relentless civil war at the hands of the Burmese military. The Karenni are an ethnically diverse community that has survived the ongoing ethnic violence and mass displacement from their homeland, located historically between Thailand and Myanmar (formerly called Burma).
After 70 years of conflict -- the longest ongoing civil war in the world -- the Karenni face an uncertain future as a refugee community along the Thai-Burmese border.
These are the voices of the Karenni people. Select names have been changed to protect their privacy.
Co-Directors: Ansley Sawyer and Corey Embring
Executive Producer: Ansley Sawyer
Director of Photography, Editor: Corey Embring
Translator, Production Manager, Inspiration: Johnfreeco Komoe
Associate Producer, Photographer: Jenna Spitz
Original music composition by Dustin Lau
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