The Road to Mandalay is a journey into the heart
of darkness of Myanmar (or Burma in English or Birmania in Spanish),
to remote places where people still retain the more traditional
ways of life under a military dictatorship.
Burma, Buddhist religion country, was colonized by the English
until the arrival of the military dictatorship that lasted 47
years. During the military dictatorship the people have fought
to defend freedom and democracy. The leader of the National League
for Democracy is the Nobel Peace Prize 1991Aung San Suu Kyi.
She was in jail and under house arrest for over 15 years. The
military dictatorship released her the November 13, 2010 following
international pressure. They were 3,000 people infront of the
door of her house. She is the hope of democratization of her country.
The country has an army of 500,000 men, who fear this woman because
she symbolize the freedom of a military regime under which the
population lives in poverty, without health care or adequate education,
while half the government budget is allocated to the Army.