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Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

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  Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.75 /10
 
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Directed by: Anders Østergaard
Written by: Anders Ostergaard

 
 
 
Released: 2009
   
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
   
Origin: Denmark
   
Length: 84
 
 


 
Timely celebration of resistance to oppression.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Burma VJ is a humbling celebration of those underground cameramen who risked their lives photographing the 2007 uprising against Myanmar's military dictatorship.

It’s impossible not to admire the courage of these peaceful rebels. And you won’t need me to point out the relevance of the film to current struggles in China and Iran.

Even though the efforts of these Burmese freedom-fighters ended in apparent failure, there is an implied happy ending in the fact of this documentary’s release.

This movie is the scariest possible news for all would-be dictators, generals and ayatollahs: in this modern, digital world, the truth will out.


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