Bamboo People Objects/Places
After his father is imprisoned, Chiko and his mother stay inside the family home and rarely venture out in fear of being arrested by the police.
Chiko and his mother live in the city of Yangon, Burma.
During his experience as an involuntary army recruit and his ordeal after being wounded in the jungle, Chiko often took the photos of his father and his friend, Lei, from his comfort to give him comfort.
Chiko was apprehended by army recruiters and forced into an army training camp in the jungles of Burma. The conditions and the treatment he and the other recruits received more closely resembled that of a prison.
Tai, Chiko's best friend at the recruitment camp, was sentenced to three days in solitary confinement. The cell was too small to stand up in and had no windows or toilet.
Chiko volunteered to go on a mission...