The 2018 documentary team of Like We Don't Exist shares their experience with the Karenni refugees and how we can help change the world with curiosity and an open mind. Like We Don't Exist is a 2018 documentary about an ethnic minority from Burma called the Karenni. After seventy years of surviving the world's longest ongoing civil war, diverse voices from within the Karenni community weave together a stirring testimony of statelessness and a message of hope from a people on the brink of cultural extinction.
Co-Directors Ansley Sawyer and Corey Embring, Associate Producer Jenna Spitz, and Production Manager Johnfreeco Komoe have spent two years in production to raise global awareness for the Karenni. Like We Don't Exist has screened at The Women's Film Festival, The Asian American Film Festival, Philadelphia's Monument Lab, and has been screened privately to over 5,000 people in 10 American cities that are now home to resettled Karenni communities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx