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The Resource Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Magic Hour Films presents in co-production with WG Film and Mediamente ; in association with HBO Documentary Films, DR, 4, WDR, Arte, SVT, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsk Film & TV Fond, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, CBC News World, NRK ; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard and Jan Krogsgaard ; director, Anders Østergaard ; producer, Lise-Lense Møller, (videorecording)

Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Magic Hour Films presents in co-production with WG Film and Mediamente ; in association with HBO Documentary Films, DR, 4, WDR, Arte, SVT, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsk Film & TV Fond, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, CBC News World, NRK ; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard and Jan Krogsgaard ; director, Anders Østergaard ; producer, Lise-Lense Møller, (videorecording)

Label
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country
Title
Burma VJ
Title remainder
reporting from a closed country
Statement of responsibility
Magic Hour Films presents in co-production with WG Film and Mediamente ; in association with HBO Documentary Films, DR, 4, WDR, Arte, SVT, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsk Film & TV Fond, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, CBC News World, NRK ; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard and Jan Krogsgaard ; director, Anders Østergaard ; producer, Lise-Lense Møller
Title variation
  • Reporting from a closed country
  • Burma video journalists
  • Reporter i et lukket land
Creator
Contributor
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • bur
  • eng
  • bur
  • eng
Summary
"Anders Østergaard's ... documentary ... is a rare and exceptional look into the 2007 uprising in Burma (Myanmar) where 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, peacefully took to the streets to protest the country's repressive regime that has held them hostage for over forty years. During the uprising, the military turned their guns on the peaceful protestors, and blood spilled in the streets. Foreign news reporters were banned and the internet shut down. But Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of thirty anonymous and underground citizen video journalists (VJs), heroically bore witness to the historic events and secretly videotaped what they saw. Through a dedicated network of supporters, they smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast via satellite to a world horrified by the violence against a people fighting for democracy. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly documented the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police -- even after they became targets of the authorities. Burma VJ represents their inspiring stories of courage and hope and the undying spirit of a people fighting for freedom"--Container
Awards note
Freedom of Expression Award (2009), National Board of Review ; World Cinema Documentary Editing Award, 2009 Sundance Film Festival ; International Human Rights Film Award (2009), Cinema for Peace ; Winner, Grand Jury Award, 2009 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival ; Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, 2010 Academy Awards ; Winner, Grand Prize, 2009 Boulder International Film Festival ; IDFA, Joris Ivens Award, 2008
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Simon Plum ; reportage footage, Burma's video journalists ; editors, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Thomas Papapetros ; composer, Conny C-A Malmqvist
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English and Burmese ; optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
No credits available
Runtime
89
Technique
live action
Label
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Magic Hour Films presents in co-production with WG Film and Mediamente ; in association with HBO Documentary Films, DR, 4, WDR, Arte, SVT, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsk Film & TV Fond, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, CBC News World, NRK ; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard and Jan Krogsgaard ; director, Anders Østergaard ; producer, Lise-Lense Møller, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Note at start of film: "This film is comprised largely of material shot by undercover reporters in Burma. Some elements of the film have been reconstructed in close co-operation with the actual persons involved, just as some names, places, and other recognizable facts have been altered for security reasons and in order to protect individuals."
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Anders Østergaard and film critic John Anderson; "Fighting for freedom:" a video interview with exiled Burma VJ "Joshua" (ca. 11 min.); Burmese monks' stories from the uprisings (televised by Democratic Voice of Burma (ca. 26 min. total ; Protest leaders in 2007: U Gaw Si Ta, U Aw Ba Tha; Participants in 1988: Ashin Cando Bhasacara, Ashin Pyinnya Jota ; produced by AsiaWorks Television in Sept. 2008); A message from Richard Gere (ca. 5 min.); "Crossing midnight" (short film about refugees on the Thai/Burma border, ca. 29 min.); and an essay by Desmond Tutu on inside flaps of container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn607117850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 896602002128
  • 881751501998
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • OSC12
  • OSC-012
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o607117850
  • (OCoLC)607117850
  • (Sirsi) b13619056
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 0 ; widescreen (2.00:1 aspect ratio) ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Magic Hour Films presents in co-production with WG Film and Mediamente ; in association with HBO Documentary Films, DR, 4, WDR, Arte, SVT, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsk Film & TV Fond, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, CBC News World, NRK ; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard and Jan Krogsgaard ; director, Anders Østergaard ; producer, Lise-Lense Møller, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Note at start of film: "This film is comprised largely of material shot by undercover reporters in Burma. Some elements of the film have been reconstructed in close co-operation with the actual persons involved, just as some names, places, and other recognizable facts have been altered for security reasons and in order to protect individuals."
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Anders Østergaard and film critic John Anderson; "Fighting for freedom:" a video interview with exiled Burma VJ "Joshua" (ca. 11 min.); Burmese monks' stories from the uprisings (televised by Democratic Voice of Burma (ca. 26 min. total ; Protest leaders in 2007: U Gaw Si Ta, U Aw Ba Tha; Participants in 1988: Ashin Cando Bhasacara, Ashin Pyinnya Jota ; produced by AsiaWorks Television in Sept. 2008); A message from Richard Gere (ca. 5 min.); "Crossing midnight" (short film about refugees on the Thai/Burma border, ca. 29 min.); and an essay by Desmond Tutu on inside flaps of container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn607117850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 896602002128
  • 881751501998
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • OSC12
  • OSC-012
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o607117850
  • (OCoLC)607117850
  • (Sirsi) b13619056
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 0 ; widescreen (2.00:1 aspect ratio) ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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