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Burma VJ


An acclaimed insight into the revolutionary potentials and personal dangers involved in video reportage. Filmmaker Anders Østergaard takes us behind the official headlines in Burma to brings us close to the country’s video journalists who keeping up the flow of news from within the borders despite risking torture and life in jail. Armed with small handycams they make their undercover reports, and smuggle the material out of the country to be broadcast back into Burma via satellite or offered to the international media for free.
The footage shot by these brave activists keeps the revolution alive.


  • The London Times
    Watch this and you will long remember Burma - and briefly join a revolution.
  • The Observer
    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 Daily Telegraph
    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.
  • Little White Lies
    An inspiring, and occasionally horrifying, documentary.
  • Video Librarian
    Effectively illustrating what it’s like to live under one of the world’s most brutal and repressive regimes… Recommended.
  • 'Burma VJ' vividly details monk uprising
    "Burma VJ" -- for video journalist -- is filmmaking at its most fearless, with Ostergaard creating a suspenseful, harrowing account of his original key subject, known only as "Joshua," whose face is never seen, and his colleagues risking their lives to record the "Saffron Rebellion" and its dire consequences in order that the whole world could see for itself a brave attempt to challenge one of the most brutal and repressive military dictatorships on the planet.
    Kevin Thomas in L.A. Times, May 29, 2009

Festival Participation

  • Academy Award - Oscar® nominated for Best Documentary Feature
  • IDFA
    Main & Amnesty Award
    Main & Amnesty Award
  • Sundance
    World Doc. Editing Award
  • Cinema Eyes
    Best Int. Feature, Editing

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