Playing Oct 4 & 5, 2009
Burma VJ
Dir. Anders Østergaard Denmark 2008
This award-winning documentary presents a rare inside look at the 2007 uprising in Myanmar through the cameras of an independent journalist group. While 100,000 people (including 1,000’s of Buddhist monks) took to the streets to protest the country’s repressive regime that has held them hostage for over 40 years, foreign news crews were banned and the Internet was shut down. Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of 30 anonymous and underground video journalists (VJs) recorded these historic and dramatic events on handycams and smuggled the footage out of the country for worldwide broadcast. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly document brutal clashes with the military and undercover police – even after they themselves become targets of the authorities.
There will be Q&A after each evening screening. Speakers include members of Burmese American Democratic Alliance and Clear View Project. (84m)
  Showtimes Links
  Sun: 2:00, 4:00, 7:15, 9:15
Mon: 7:15, 9:15
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