Burma VJ (12A)

The pluck of the damned
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The Independent Culture

Reporting from a Closed Country is compiled from footage shot on the streets of Burma in September 2007, when Buddhist monks led a peaceful but doomed protest. It's guerilla film-making of amazing courage. With foreign TV crews banned from the military-ruled country, "Joshua", video journalist and narrator, films scenes of the army opening fire on unarmed civilians. The director Ostergaard has made a noble effort to ensure that the world never forgets.

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