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DocArchive: New Year, New Burma

September 15th, 2013

Episode 429 of 1485 episodes

As Burma (also known as Myanmar), opens up, one new freedom comes in the form of thangyat - the satirical art form, newly legalised after two decades of being banned. Traditionally chanted on stages across the country during the water festival, thangyats are playful skits, criticising politicians and anyone else they think deserves it. But will those who make their voices heard be safe?

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