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“Film Them…Film Them All!”

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

“Harrowing” is probably the only word to describe the above trailer for Burma VJ, a new Danish film that consists largely of illicitly shot video of the 2007 protests. As we know from first-hand experience, Burma is one of the toughest reporting gigs around, which makes the proliferation of disruptive media all the more important to the nation’s struggle for political sanity. Unfortunately, as this film appears to so depressingly illustrate, anonymity remains a challenge no matter how well you think you control the bits. And journalists, whether amateur or pro, end up paying with their lives.

Burma VJ‘s director talks about the movie here. And the Burma slideshow we narrated for Magnum Photos last year can be found here.


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