Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country

Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country

Directed by Anders Ostergaard

This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks through a collection of smuggled footage. The Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of 30 anonymous and underground video journalists (VJ's) recorded these historic and dramatic events on handycams and smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast worldwide via satellite. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly document the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police - even after they themselves become targets of the authorities.

This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks through a collection of smuggled footage.

Member Reviews

Great raw footage.

fourwindfilms
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2 years ago

Absolutely eye-opening. Relevant right NOW!

edwardtmoore52
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2 years ago

Haunting

Imagine97ae
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2 years ago

Very informative documentary on what can happen when you disarm the citizenry. No one is safe from savages who crave power, not even the most peaceful minded people. Sheer numbers are not enough. This can happen anywhere.

davidwi2
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3 years ago