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.