Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country

Director Anders Østergaard
Genre Documentary
Runtime 84 minutes
Country of Origin Denmark
Language Burmese, English
Supplier Oscilloscope Pictures
Festivals/Awards Academy Award® Nominee - Best Documentary Feature 2010
Release Date In theatres on August 7, 2009
DVD/Blu-ray available on June 22, 2010


Anders Østergaard’s award-winning documentary shows a rare inside look into the 2007 uprising in Myanmar through the cameras of the independent journalist group, Democratic Voice of Burma.

While 100,000 people (including thousands of Buddhist monks) took to the streets to protest the repressive regime that has held them hostage for over 40 years, foreign news crews were banned from entering and the Internet was shut down. The Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of 30 anonymous and underground video journalists (VJs) recorded these historic and dramatic events on handicams and smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast worldwide via satellite. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly document the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police – even after they themselves become targets of the authorities.

Academy Award® Nominee - Best Documentary Feature 2010 

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Cast & Credits

George W. Bush
Aung San Suu Kyi
Ko Muang

Press & Articles

“'Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country' Review” - The Washington Post

“'Burma VJ' shows dangers of free press ” - Sun Media

“'Burma VJ': Reporting: Freedom fighters” - The Toronto Star

“Anatomy of an uprising” - The Guardian

“Heartbreaking covert footage skillfully exposes Myanmar's thugocracy” - The Globe and Mail

“'Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country': recording Burmese atrocities” - The Seattle Times

“Cams Over Burma: Joshua Reports for 'Burma VJ'” - AOL

Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country

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