Shoot on Sight: The Ongoing SPDC Offensive on Civilians in Eastern Burma (Home Use)

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Director:
Jag Mundhra
Released:
2009
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Filmed clandestinely inside Burma, Shoot on Sight documents the daily struggle of the half a million displaced villagers in eastern Burma, driven from their homes by the country's brutal military dictatorship. The 45-year catastrophe created by this regime has reached one of its worst moments, as the military junta escalates its attacks against the area's ethnic minorities. The government's efforts to assert control over ethnic border areas have emptied over 3,000 villages in a decade, an average of almost one village each day over the past ten years. Over half a million people live in a state of constant insecurity. The forces of Burma's military junta, the State Peace & Development Council (SPDC), are mortaring villages, looting and burning homes to the ground, and destroying crops in an effort to obliterate the livelihoods of rural communities. Burmese soldiers are ordered to shoot civilians on sight. Those who are captured by the Burmese army face forced labor, conscription, torture, rape and even execution. The rest are unable to return to their homes for fear of stepping on landmines laid after their escape. Instead, the displaced live in makeshift camps in the jungle, enduring some of the worst health conditions in any world crisis today.moreless

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  • 60

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    The movie's lack of subtlety is countered by an unswerving commitment to impartiality.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    Shoot on Sight has good intentions but winds up a thematically simplistic, dryly plotted and perfunctorily shot melodrama, one of those movies where dialogue is there to categorize...

  • 40

    Variety

    A disappointingly stilted melodrama masquerading as a political thriller.

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