ABOVE AND BELOW THE GROUND tells the story of brave indigenous women activists and punk rock pastors who come together in the struggle for environmental self-determination in Myanmar’s war-torn North. A last line of defense for communities caught between coveted natural resources, military cronies, and profit-hungry multinationals, these activists fight back the best way they know how--through protest, prayer, and Karaoke music videos.
Emily Hong is a Seoul-born and New York-raised visual anthropologist, filmmaker, and social change strategist with a decade of experience in Myanmar and Thailand. Emily’s films combine feminist,... more»
Maggie Lemere is a filmmaker, oral historian and storytelling strategist. She’s been a conflict researcher, human rights trainer, refugee caseworker, and filmmaker across the U.S., Africa, Asia... more»
Tsa Ji, originally from Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, is the co-founder and General Secretary of the Kachin Development Networking Group. Tsa Ji travels widely across Kachin State for social... more»
Ja Htoi Pan (Producer)
Ding Ding (Camera Operator)