1. Various of Dr. Cynthia Maung examining child
2. Close up boy's face
3. Mid of doctor examining boy
4. Close up of boy's mother
5. Doctor examining boy's face
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Cynthia Maung, Physician at Mae Tao clinic :(she compares Myanmar to a sick patient)
"So, a lot of confusion, 'what will be my future? what is my education?" Or again, he (the patient - ie Myanmar) can't access information about reproductive health rights, so he can develop risky behaviour and drugs and sex problems and also violent actions, it can happen anytime. So a lot of tension, a lot of confusion.
Q: And so you think the patient (Myanmar) is getting worse?
"Every day getting worse."
7. Various of Dr. Maung showing boy a food chart
8. Wide of Dr. Maung instructing more children
9. Close up Dr. Maung
10. Mid of boy with book
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Cynthia Maung, Physician at Mae Tao clinic :
"Now people are becoming more aware. The problem is not only providing service, but also a political solution. So people become more like... the vision and the mission are coming closer together."
12. Wide exterior of hospital
13. Banner announcing upcoming celebration at hospital
14. Set up shot of Mya Mya Win
15. Close up of her prosthetic legs
16. SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Mya Mya Win, landmine victim:
"Very good, she is like my real mother now."
17. Wide of workers making prosthetic limbs
18. Tilt down from face of worker to prosthetic leg
19. Close up of Kyaw Win
20. Close up of prosthetic limb
21. SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Kyaw Win, landmine victim:
"I am training to do this so I can help out people injured like me. From this area."
22. Baby being treated in hospital
23. Women holding babies looking on
24. Baby being given injection
25. Close up of baby crying
26. Close up of another baby
27. Mid of mother, holding baby, seating herself
She's been branded a terrorist by Myanmar's military rulers, but to the thousands who flock to her, Dr. Cynthia Maung is considered a life saver.
In the 18 years since she left her homeland, the soft-spoken, unassuming doctor has turned a converted barn, on the Thai border, into a medical centre which treats over 50-thousand ethnic Burmese every year.
A vast number of those she takes care of are victims of Myanmar's military junta.
She left Myanmar in 1988, after an uprising against the rule led to hundreds, even thousands of deaths after soldiers fired on demonstrators.
But Dr. Cynthia, as she is widely known, didn't turn her back on her homeland.
She carved out a place and settled here at Mae Sot to treat victims of burned villages, squalid refugee camps and labour factories.
Dr. Cynthia compared her homeland to a patient whose condition was deteriorating.
"A lot of tension, a lot of confusion.....every day getting worse,"she said.
Violence against civilians by the military, malnutrition, skyrocketing HIV infection, a fact denied by the regime, and a lack of prevention programmes against malaria, all contribute to the worsening situation, according to the doctor.
Although not directly involved in politics, she urges change through peaceful dialogue with leaders like Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's detained democracy advocate.
It was the Suu-Kyi-led uprising in 1988 that changed her life.
The young doctor, just three years out of medical school, took part in the protests.
When they were put down, she joined the exodus of dissidents, trekking through the jungle for seven days until she reached the Thai border.
Although she has has not seen her family since then, she remains optimistic that forces are coming together that will effect change in her homeland.
Kyaw Win stepped on a landmine several years ago.
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