101 East

Inside Myanmar’s Crackdown

With the death toll rising in Myanmar, 101 East is on the front lines as protesters fight back after a military coup.

Content warning: This film contains footage of physical abuse, shootings and deceased people.

Myanmar is once again under the absolute control of the country’s powerful military.

On February 1, the army staged a coup and declared a state of emergency for one year. The generals detained members of the civilian government and their supporters after accusing them of committing voter fraud during national elections in 2020.

In the ensuing month, anti-coup protests and worker strikes have erupted across Myanmar. Security forces are now responding with deadly force.

101 East documents the rising deaths as people refuse to back down.