The Karen Forgotten but not Forsaken, Part 1
Alanna & I went and brought aid to these people in November 2009 in Northern Thailand. They escaped Burma. This is Part 1 of a documentary about the Karen people of Burma (Myanmar). They are the largest and oldest indigenous tribe in Burma. The Karen and other ethnic tribes are being systematically exterminated by a ruthless military dictatorship intent on seizing their tribal lands, which are rich in valuable minerals and other natural resources. Many of the ethnic minorities in Burma are Christian, in a predominantly Buddhist society, and are oppressed and persecuted for their faith. Michael Jones traveled to Southeast Asia with Patrick Klein of Vision Beyond Borders, a Christian relief ministry helping the Karen refugees who have escaped to Thailand. He shot this heartbreaking story. The program features Kirk Cameron as host and narrator.