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Burma VJ (2009) - Movie Details

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84 min.
Release Date
May 20, 2009
DVD Release Date
June 15, 2010
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Running Time
84 minutes
MPAA Rating
Not Rated

While 100,000 people (including 1,000s of Buddhist monks) took to the streets to protest the country’s repressive regime that has held them hostage for over 40 years, foreign news crews were banned to enter and the Internet was shut down. The Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of 30 anonymous and underground video journalists (VJs) recorded these historic and dramatic events on handycams and smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast... Full synopsis »

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An educated guess tells me that few Americans had heard of Burma, or Myanmar, until Cyclone Nargis swept through the country, killing over 200,000 people. The devastating disaster brought to American television sets a rare examination of the brutal military junta that commands the country. In Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country, filmmaker Anders Østergaard provides a rare glimpse at the oppression that takes place within the country. Full movie review »
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