Burma is one of the poorest countries in the world. Its inhabitants struggle to get by on less than a dollar a day, average life expectancy is low and the death rate for newborn babies is high. The real sadness however, is that it is one of Asia's largest and richest countries. The terrible regime that controls every aspect of life continues to run the country as an elitist, two-tiered society. Featuring compelling interviews with activists and academics, as well as many contemporary scenes filmed in modern Burma, this is a fantastic resource for exploring this important Asian country, its history, and sense of modern identity.