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I AM THAI - The Karen`s fight for Thai citizenship


The Karen are Thailands biggest biggest minority group. Even though many of them live in Thailand for centuries and are therefore entitled for Thai citizenship, slow bureaucracy, lack of education and local corruption are often the barriers for many of the applicants. I visited a Karen village in Kanchanaburi along the border to Myanmar and portrayed for a partner project with the Unesco Bangkok three Karen who are in the process of applying for a citizenship for many years.