Meeting : “The Last Undammed River”.
04 April, 2017.
A film on the Salween in Myanmar directed,
introduced and commented by Tom Fawthrop prepared for China Dialogue, a UK publication.
Last Undammed River / Mega-Dams on the Thanlwin/Salween is a film about
critical choices for the new government in Myanmar over what to do with
Chinese mega-dam projects that are located in the ethnic states and how
to solve acute energy problems in the country.
Salween River descends from Tibet through Yunnan, enters northern
Myanmar and flows through the territories of the Shan, Karenni, Karen
and Mon States. The dam-sites are located close to war-zones amidst a
faltering peace process as the Burmese army continues efforts to crush
The issues dealt with in the film are very well described in Tom Fawthop’s article in:
The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/east-asias-last-undammed-river/
Tom Fawthrop, a familiar speaker for INTG audiences, is an independent journalist and
based in Southeast Asia during the past 30 years. Outside Asia he has
worked on various assignments in Latin America and Africa: He is a
regular contributor & correspondent for The Economist, The Guardian
and The Diplomat. He is a member of the The National Union of
Journalists UK. Fawthrop has produced more than 10 documentaries with
Eureka Films, Including 2 films on damming the Mekong. His films have
been screened on Channel 4 (UK) Australian, Dutch, Swedish
Broadcasting, TVE Spain, and Thai TPBS TV stations.
(PDF File for downloading or reading on
line - 114 pages inc 416th meeting).