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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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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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24 November 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I knew very little about Myanmar prior to watching this film, but learnt much from it. It shows vividly how a military dictatorship can brutally suppress demonstrators who want to have more human rights and freedoms. This occurs in front of our eyes as brave camera people clandestinely film the "freedom movement" demonstrations. We see that as more and more people rally to the cause, the government and military react severely to suppress the manifestations, showing no tolerance whatsoever to their people. At the end of the documentary we learn that several of the camera people were arrested and their current whereabouts are unknown. Watch the special features for interviews with monks who bravely participated in the rallies and another short film on the civil war in Myanmar. If you are from a democratic country like myself, you realize how fortunate you are.


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