Burma VJ Review

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A documentary made up of footage taken by the brave and passionate undercover video journalists of Burma.

★★★★★

This staggering documentary is comprised almost entirely of footage shot and smuggled out by undercover journalists in Burma, revealing the truth behind their government’s propaganda. What makes Anders Østergaard’s footage — focusing on the Buddhist monk protest of September 2007 — so captivating is that it comes not from embedded foreigners, but from the astonishing conviction of a few locals. ‘

Joshua’ and his small network of undercover journalists constantly risk their lives to prevent a terror greater than the authority that oppresses them — that after half a century out of sight, the world will forget their plight. Compelling and, for anyone who values truth, essential.

Captivating and essential viewing.