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In the first part of his latest two-part travel documentary Simon Reeve reveals a beautiful country beginning to blossom in a new era. On one hand, life is improving for many in Burma (AKA Myanmar) now there’s a democratic government.
On the other, the world was shocked last summer at the persecution of the stateless Muslim Rohingya people and their mass exodus from Burma into Bangladesh. Burma is a vast country with a complex history, yet Simon effectively presents a comprehensive picture of modern Burma’s beauty and optimism, and also its brutality and darkness.
Please note this programme airs at 10pm in Wales.
The country is the subject of another documentary this week: C4’s Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Mon, 10.20pm).