The first film to be screened at Downing Street, Burma VJ reveals the incredible bravery of Burmese video journalists during the great uprising.
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….
- "Watch this and you will long remember Burma - and briefly join a revolution. " The 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 " The 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. " The Daily Telegraph –
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