Tears of the Poppy


Power, torture, political repression, rubies, Buddhist monks, gold, love and Australian business. Ursula Read is an Australian journalist who is visiting Burma with her lover James. They meet General Khint at dinner and become caught up in the political intrigue of Yangon.Ton Ton Swi, a young dissident woman, becomes friendly with the Australians in an attempt to publicise the democracy movement.The Australians are drawn into a web of intrigue and corruption with the military regime that leads them to the brink of destruction when a democracy rally is fired upon by troops.

  • drama
  • 90
  • 6 total
  • 2 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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