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by - written on 06/07/10 (Very useful, 25 readings)
Harrowing, insightful and incredibly gripping, Burma VJ is a master-class in documentary films which treats a delicate matter in recent history with great care and manages to maintain interest throughout. The film centres on the situation in Burma at the end of 2007, where anti-governmental protests grew larger and larger and gained momentum for the first time since 1988. In 1988, such protests ended in the deaths of around 3,000 people at the hands of state police. This documentary aims to show the footage of reporters within Burma, who, risking their lives, filmed the situation as it progressed and smuggled their footage to Norway. This footage was then ... Read the complete review