|On the Crossroad of Hope is an 18-minute video made by Sumernet in English, Thai and Burmese, tracing the stories of men and women like these. Interviews with the families of survivors and workers who send monthly remittances home put a human face on the issue of 2 million Burmese workers in Thailand.
The video also features an interview with ASEAN Secretary-General Dr Surin Pitsuwan of Thailand on issue of cross-border migration. Sumernet has been involved in migration research and policy since 2007, and this video draws from research conducted by Sumernet partners.
"On the Crossroad of Hope" was screened in Thai on national television Channel 11 on December 8, 2008, with the intention of creating greater understanding in Thai society regarding the plight of Burmese migrant workers. The video represents an important joint advocacy initiative by Sumernet partners.
A DVD version is available for training purposes to non-profit organizations and related government agencies;
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