New Burma Video: Grandfather With One Leg

In War in Burma on April 11, 2009 at 7:06 am

 “In Shanland: Grandfather With One Leg,” 1_12_2008-11_08-am_0001the latest video in the series In Shanland, shot in the war zone of Burma, by Antonio Garceffo is now available on In this new episode, Antonio Graceffo interviews an aged Shan man who was captured by the Burmese SPDC forces, held and tortured for four years, and then released to a life of slave labor. The Burmese soldiers used him as a human mine detector and porter, forcing him to walk in front of them through the minefields. Eventually, his luck ran out. He stepped on a mine and his leg was blown off. He lay for six days, suffering in the jungle, where the Burmese soldiers left him. Eventually, he was found by a Shan State Army patrol, who took him to the SSA base at Loi Tailang, where he lives today, playing grandfather to the many refugee children. Inside the war zone of Burma, under protection of the Shan State rebel army, Host, Antonio Graceffo interviews refugees, soldiers, civilians, all victims of the junta that rules Burma. The Shan are one of Burma’s many ethnic minorities being subjected to genocide at the hands of heir own government. Watch it for free on youtube. Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the host “Martial Arts Odyssey,” a web TV show which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries. His books are available on Contact him: Join him on His website is This episode was edited by Antonio Garceffo. SSA,brooklyn,monk,brooklynmonk,Antonio,Graceffo,shan,state,army,tai,burma,Burmese,refugee,displaced,war,thai,Thailand,thai,shanland,junta,shanland,rebel

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: