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Plot Summary
Thousands of citizens of Myanmar take to the streets in several cities to protest the Asian nation's repressive regime. The protests take on a new degree of seriousness when dozens of monks launch their own marches down city streets. This documentary from Anders Ostergaard focuses on the work of videographers and citizen journalists who defy the government's crackdown on the media -- a brave bunch who manage to transmit footage of the uprising to the outside world.


Director: Anders Ostergaard

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (2008)

Release Date: May 20th, 2009|1 hr. 24 min.

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  • The most compelling footage was taken during the uprising of August and September 2007, which put a bad scare into the government because a large number of Buddhist monks played a prominent role. show more

  • Anyone who doubts that a single individual can make a political impact should see Anders Østergaard’s gripping documentary. show more

  • In preparing Burma VJ, Ostergaard decided to reconstruct some scenes with scripted dialogue -- in part to explain events, but also to protect the participants. This material, shot in darkened offices and apartments, feels both accurate and necessary. show more

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