Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country

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Summary

  • A group of thirty anonymous Burmese videoreporters put their lives at risk to smuggle their secret recordings to Norway. This documentary covers the uprising against the military dictatorship in Burma in September 2007.

Notes

  • Special features: audio commentary with director Anders Ostergaard and film critic John Anderson; Fighting for freedom: a video interview with exiled Burma VJ Joshua; Burmese monks' stories from the uprising televised by Democratic Voice of Burma; a video message from Richard Gere; Crossing midnight: a film about refugees on the Thai/Burma border; an exclusive essay by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
  • DVD.
  • Burmese or English dialogue. English subtitles.
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