No Place to Call Home: A Refugee’s Story

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About The Film

Filmed over 5 days in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we originally set out to learn from a Burmese refugee about being an alien and stranger with no citizenship on this earth. Then, after our first day of filming, Pii Chui and his family were told they had to move houses. We were heartbroken. But, it felt as though God’s providence brought us all together at a divinely appointed time.

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[location: Thailand, length: 4:45]

A Burmese refugee who finds a strength that can only come from God.  [location: Thailand, length: 4:45]

Filmed over 5 days in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we originally set out to learn from a Burmese refugee about being an alien and stranger with no citizenship on this earth. Then, after our first day of filming, Pii Chui and his family were told they had to move houses. We were heartbroken. But, it felt as though God’s providence brought us all together at a divinely appointed time.

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Pii Chui:
For more than 20 years, Burma, my homeland has been in a civil war. Most of the men are forced into either slave labor or the army. So, 17 years ago, my family and I left Burma, along with two million other people, and came to Thailand. The Thai government allows us to live here but we are not considered as citizens. My name is Pii Chui. I'm 30 years old. My wife's name is Jane and my son's name is Vic. When I first became a Christian, my parents were very upset because they are Buddhist. They sent me a letter asking me to quit being a Christian. They felt I disrespect them and betrayed the family. This make me very sad. But I know that God is with me and looks over me. Because I know God, I'm happy. I'm at peace. Since we are not Thai citizens it is sometimes difficult trying to find work. But God has a plan for us and has provided a job doing constructions on a new housing development. In the beginning, I didn't know much how to do the job so I pray and I ask God to give me the ability. My coworkers all know that I'm a Christian, some of them make fun of me, mock me, calling me Jesus because I am not a Buddhist anymore. It doesn't matter what they call me, I just do my job. I'm honest and work as hard as I can and I know the boss will see the quality of my work. I see my job as a chance to serve God, not myself. Because we are not citizens, we are unable to stay in the same place for very long. Today, we are told we have to move out of our home. We have been given 24 hours to pack up all our things and then tear down our shelters. This happens often. We are forced to move so a new housings development can be built. We have gotten used to moving, but it is still very hard. We just accept it. It's the only way to survive. I like in the Bible where it says to trust and to obey God and he will take care of and protect you and He will give you new life. I like that. Whatever happens I don't worry because I know that God is with us and we are with Him. Hopefully, one day we return home. But, whether we are in Thailand or Burma, we know we are citizens of heaven. We are citizens of God's kingdom.

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