Surviving Without A Dream

Surviving Without a Dream

MWP is supporting a documentary project that will raise awareness of the challenges faced by Kachin refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This video is a pilot that was created to introduce the themes of the main film which is currently in pre-production. 

Surviving Without a Dream - the documentary

Escaping from the devastating conflict that rages on in northern Myanmar, Kachin refugees undertake dangerous journeys over land and sea in search of safety and security in Malaysia. But, long after their arrival in Kuala Lumpur, these remain elusive. Without legal recognition, refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia are denied access to legal employment, education and affordable healthcare. Worse still, they run the risk of police extortion, arrest and detention. “Surviving Without a Dream” reveals a community trapped between a homeland they cannot return to, a host country which rejects them and the fading hope of resettlement in a third country.

What can you do to support the Kachin community now?

If you'd like to support the Kachin community in Malaysia, the team are currently aiming to raise a modest £1,200 to buy a pc and digital screen to support night-time English language classes for young Kachin refugees. Visit for more information and to make a donation.

How else can you support the project?

The team behind the documentary are aiming to raise £10k to make a film that will raise awareness of the challenges faced by the Kachin community in Kuala Lumpur. 

A crowdfunding campaign will be launched this summer. Send your details to to keep in touch.