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Burma VJ

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • In dictatorships like Burma, journalism becomes a dangerous, illicit act. With foreign journalists barred from the country in 2007, a group of clandestine videographers risk their lives to record protests in the country--as well as the violent repression that follows--in order to show the whole world their struggle.
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  • Critic Reviews
    "BURMA VJ is a rich, thought-provoking film not only because of the story it tells, which is by turns inspiring and devastatingly sad, but also because of the perspective it offers on the role that new communications technologies can play in political change."
    New York Times

    "Focusing on a series of demonstrations led by monks in 2007, the film is a testament to the mostly anonymous Burmese journalists who risked their lives to show the world what was happening."
    Hollywood Reporter

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[BURMA VJ] reignites the gut-wrenching ethos of early cinma vrit as it reaffirms the power of 'film truth' and the imperative for freedom of speech as a fundamental human right."
    Box Office

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] shaky recordings, interspersed with reconstruction scenes at the VJ HQ, look surprisingly sharp and give Burma VJ an unforgettable and powerful immediacy."
    Total Film

    "Among many other things, BURMA VJ is a testament to how new media has become a serious threat to oppressive regimes accustomed to controlling the flow of information."
    A.V. Club

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