Videos

Interviews, Presentations and Documentaries

Into The Current – Burma’s Political Prisoners (2012)

Documentary by Jeanne Hallacy and Democratic Voice of Burma in collaboration with AAPP, published 2012

Into the Current tells the story of Burma’s unsung heroes – its prisoners of conscience – and the price they pay for speaking truth to power in a military dictatorship. Using footage secretly shot in Burma, the film uncovers the stories and sacrifices of ‘ordinary’ people of exceptional courage, and the leaders who inspire them.

AAPP Interviews, Human Rights Awareness, 2017

Published July 8, 2019

AAPP Human Rights Awareness Presentations in Bago Region in 2017.

DVB TV Interview with Tate Naing, 2016 (Burmese Language)

Published June 30, 2016

AAPP Secretary Tate Naing is interviewed by DVB TV (Burmese language interview).

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Interview, 2016

Published June 5, 2016

AAPP is interviewed on June 26, 2016 for the International Day in Support of Victims of Tortured (Burmese language interview).

Bo Kyi Discusses Article 66(d) and Prison Conditions

Published March 11, 2013

In this Eleven Media interview of Bo Kyi, AAPP co-founder and Joint Secretary, he discusses Article 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law and Prison Conditions in Burma (Burmese language interview).

DVB Interview at AAPP Office, 2014 (Burmese language interview), 2016

Published July 20, 2014

DVB-TV 2014 July 20 ၈။ သမၼတအစိုးရက ဆက္လက္ ဖမ္းဆီးေထာင္ခ်ေန တာေၾကာင့္ ေနာက္ပိုင္းမွာ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသား ဦးေရ ဆက္လက္တိုးမ်ား လာႏိုင္တယ္လို႕ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားကူညီေရးအဖြဲ႕တခုက ေျပာဆိုလိုက္ ပါတယ္။ ဦးေမာင္တူး/ ရိုက္ကူး ေစာဖိုးစီ။

Posted by DVB TV News on Sunday, July 20, 2014

DVB TV Interview AAPP on July 20, 2014 (Burmese language interview).

Bo Kyi on Article 66(d) and Prison Conditions (Burmese language interview), 2016

Published March 11, 2013

In this Eleven Media interview of Bo Kyi, AAPP co-founder and Joint Secretary, he discusses Article 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law and Prison Conditions in Burma (Burmese language interview).

Bo Kyi Discusses Meeting Between the Burma Government and Review Committee, 2013

Published March 11, 2013

In this interview with Bo Kyi, AAPP co-founder and Joint Secretary, he discusses a meeting in February 2013 between Burma Government officials and the Review Committee for the Release of Remaining Political Prisoners which discussed a framework for defining what is a political prisoner.

Some of the 88 students leaders meet (AAPPB) leaders
(Burmese language interview)

Published January 8, 2013

Burmese language interview during a meeting between 88 Student Uprising Leaders and AAPP leaders in January 2013.

Bo Kyi at Geneva Summit, 2010

Published March 10, 2010

An excerpt of Bo Kyi’s (AAPP Joint Secretary) presentation on the panel “Authoritarianism and Dissent: 21st Century Horizons” at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democrazy on March 8-9, 2010.

Interview with Burma Political Prisoner Ko Khun Saing, 2010

Published November 24, 2010

An interview with Ko Khun Saing, a Burmese doctor and political prisoner who was imprisoned on three separate occasions for his political activism.

AAPP’s 10th Anniversary

Published 2010

Commemorating AAPP’s 10th Anniversary on March 23, 2010.

People Not Pawns, Burma’s Ugly Game of Political Detention

Documentary by Timothy Syrota in association with the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, published on December 23, 2012

This documentary looks at the issue of political prisoners in Burma from a historical perspective, highlights current issues regarding political prisoners in Burma, and provides an insight into the work undertaken by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Detained Students Need Proper Healthcare (Burmese Language)

Published June 30, 2016

AAPP Interview with DVB about the right to healthcare for detained political prisoners (Burmese language interview).

DVB TV Interview with Bo Kyi, 2016 (Burmese Language)

Published June 30, 2016

AAPP Joint Secretary and co-founder Bo Kyi is interviewed by DVB TV (Burmese language interview).

2015 Palm Campaign—Interviews with Influential Individuals

Published June 6, 2015

Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners remained. Freedom is not solely liberation from prison. It is also the need for a free country, a Burma where political freedoms and civil liberties are respected and there no longer exist political prisoners. This photo campaign, initiated by award winning documentary journalist James MacKay and The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), in conjunction with the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), demonstrated the solidarity and commitment to each other amongst former and current political prisoners. 160 former prisoners were photographed and the event was debuted at the headquarters of Amnesty International in London in June 2010.

Kyi Phyu Shinn Interview (Burmese language).

Daw Khin Moe San (Win Naing Kyaw’s wife) (Burmese language).

Director Wai (Burmese language).

Radio Free Asia Interview of Bo Kyi, 2013

Published February 1, 2013

Radio Free Asia interviews Bo Kyi about AAPP (Burmese language interview).

AAPP Founders Tate Naing and Bo Kyi Return to Burma

Published January 6, 2013

Bo Kyi (left) Tate Naing (right) are featured upon learning that they will be allowed to go back to Burma for the first time on January 25th, 2013, after being blacklisted from 2000 – 2012.

Link TV Interview with Bo Kyi about Upcoming Burmese Elections and Political Prisoners

Published March 16, 2012

Host Yul Kwon of LinkAsia TV speaks with renowned Burmese human rights activist Bo Kyi, founder and Joint Secretary of the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, about the upcoming elections in Myanmar and the political prisoners that remain behind bars.

Interview with Bo Kyi, 2010

Published November 24, 2010

In this interview with the Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund in 2010, AAPP Joint Secretary and Co-founder Bo Kyi speaks about his experiences as a political prisoner in Burma.

Bo Kyi Appeals to UN to Intervene in Suu Kyi Case, 2009

Published July 23, 2015

AAPP co-founder and Join Secretary Bo Kyi speaks at a press conference held by Myanmar activists and former political prisoners on May 26, 2009, calling for the UN to intervene in Suu Kyi case.

Burma Behind Bars, AAPP (2001) Spirit for Survival

Published October 1, 2013

A 2001 Documentary by AAPP highlighting the experiences of life behind bars for political prisoners in Burma.