Dogwoof Films

Overview

The first film to be screened at Downing Street, Burma VJ reveals the incredible bravery of Burmese video journalists during the great uprising.

Synopsis

Going beyond the occasional news clip from Burma, Burma VJ brings us close to Burma’s video journalists who insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. Armed with small handycams they make their undercover reportages, smuggle the material out of the country, have it broadcast back into Burma via satellite and offered as free usage for international media.

It’s their footage which keeps the revolution alive….

Reviews (5)

  • "Watch this and you will long remember Burma - and briefly join a revolution. " 4The Times
  • "Demonstrates what can be done through the ingenious use of small cameras and mobile phones by brave, resourceful opponents of repressive regimes, and it deserves to be shown widely. " – The Observer
  • "Burma VJ (Video Journal) is as gripping as any Hollywood thriller - and as heartbreaking as any weepie " 5The Mirror
  • "An inspiring, and occasionally horrifying, documentary. " – Little White Lies
  • "The footage, smuggled to Norway via Thailand, is raw and compelling. The story of how it was sneaked out is worthy of the best thrillers. " 4The Daily Telegraph

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Blog Posts

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Dogwoof announces partnership with Film Club

May 11th, 2012

Dogwoof has announced an exciting new partnership with the educational charity Film Club

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Puma Creative Impact Award Winners

October 12th, 2011

We're thrilled to congratulate the teams behind The End of the Line and Burma VJ on picking up awards at the first ever Puma Creative Impact Awards.

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Puma Creative Award Nominee: Burma VJ

October 6th, 2011

To celebrate its nomination for the social impact award we profile Burma VJ

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