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Byline: The Nation.
IT'S UNLIKELY that "T" knows he is being honoured and celebrated around the word these days. "T", along with his colleague "Z", shot video images that were made into "Orphans of Burma's Cyclone", a documentary film that won the prestigious Rory Peck Trust Feature Award on November 19. Hopefully, one day "T" and "Z" will celebrate this victory together.
Today, however, "T" languishes in the notorious Insein prison in Rangoon, and "Z" has gone into hiding.
"T" and "Z" both work for Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), an Oslo-based media organisation with a large underground network inside Burma. DVB produces and broadcasts short-wave radio and satellite television targeted at an audience of approximately 15 million people throughout Burma.
The searing images of the 2007 Saffron Revolution made it to television screens around the world thanks to the courage of these …