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Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)

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Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.

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Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.

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£31,522 (UK) (17 July 2009)

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$50,436 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Narrator: We have do rely on handicamns. But the things we did with theses things could shook up the people of Burma, as well as the people around the world.
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The cry for freedom
23 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Oscar nominated documentary tells the story of what happened in Burma in 2007 when the military suppressed 100,000 protesters.

Underground reporters captured what was happening. The footage has been shown on news stations, but this is a collection of the footage showing a complete story.

The reporters faced death or life imprisonment to get this footage. Once the military realized that the footage was being sent by the reporters, and not foreign journalists, they systematically hunted them down.

Those who were not arrested, spread out through the country.

It was a touching story of how the people stood up to oppression. They were not teabaggers, but people willing to die for freedom.


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