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Still: Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

17 Jul 20096 Aug 2009

***** Time Out **** Financial Times

In 2007, Burma became headline news across the globe when Buddhist monks led a rebellion and more than 100,000 people protested the dictatorship that has held the country hostage for more than 40 years. Foreign news crews were banned, the internet was shut down, and Burma was closed to the outside world. Enter the Democratic Voice of Burma, aka the Burma VJs. Compiled from their handheld footage, this award-winning documentary pulls us in as the VJs themselves become the target of the Burmese government.

The screening on 19 July at 12noon is a special "Saffron" screening in association with the International Burmese Monks Organisation (UK).

Read the full Time Out review here

Dir Anders Østergaard, Norway/Sweden/Denmark/UK 2008, 84 mins, cert 12A

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