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Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (2008)

Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (original title)
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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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$6,820 (USA) (22 May 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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Great Vanguard Journalism in Burma
1 June 2010 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at SXSW last year, and it really interested me because my mom and her side of the family is from Burma. I knew that there were problems going on in Burma, but I wasn't really familiar with any more details regarding the problems. Watching the footage made me feel as though I was watching something that I wasn't allowed to watch, and I wanted everybody to watch and learn what was going on in Burma. Everybody should be able to record and document what is going on in life, and I really appreciate Anders Østergaard going out and making a film about the problems in Burma.

After watching the movie, I felt so much more educated about the subject. I wanted to learn more about it, and I wanted my mom and the rest of my huge family to watch it. I told everyone about it, and it was definitely my favorite documentary at SXSW 2009...and probably of the whole year. I'm so glad that it received an Oscar nomination, and I really think it should have won.


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