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Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country Movie Poster
Not Rated In Theaters 05/20/2009 , 85min.
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Village Voice
There was no happy ending, but if Burma VJ's account of the efficacy of dictatorship threatens to crush you, the sight of a sturdy young back disappearing into the mountains, returning from a Thailand hideout for another round of bearing witness, should make your heart burst. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A rich, thought-provoking film. Full Review
Daniel Eagan
The Hollywood Reporter
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. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Thanks to the new guerrilla narrative, the world has a constant flow of images to file in its collective consciousness. And that camera-testable accountability slowly becomes a global civic right that fulfills the noblest purpose of journalism -- to bring truth to power. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Anyone who doubts that a single individual can make a political impact should see Anders stergaard's gripping documentary. Full Review

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