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Burma Vj

Synopsis
A remarkable documentary that tells the story of the Burmese photojournalists who secretly videotaped events during the Buddhist monks’ September 2007 uprising against the military regime, and who risk possible torture and a prison sentence in order to allow their smuggled footage to be seen.
Language
English (English/Burmese with English subvtitles)
Country
Denmark
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
Buddhism; Burma; news reporting; photojournalism; political events; video journalism

Credits

Director
Anders Ostergaard

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
84 minutes
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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