The Resource Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Produced by Magic Hour Films ; in co-production with WG Film ; Mediamente ; Kamoli Films ; The Danish Film Institute ; DR TV ; in association with Channel 4 Television ; HBO Documentary Films ; SVT Stockholm/Culture ; WDR ; Arte ; IKON ; NRK; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard & Jan Krogsgaard ; produced by Lise-Lense Møller ; director, Anders Østergaard, (videorecording)

Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Produced by Magic Hour Films ; in co-production with WG Film ; Mediamente ; Kamoli Films ; The Danish Film Institute ; DR TV ; in association with Channel 4 Television ; HBO Documentary Films ; SVT Stockholm/Culture ; WDR ; Arte ; IKON ; NRK; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard & Jan Krogsgaard ; produced by Lise-Lense Møller ; director, Anders Østergaard, (videorecording)

Label
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country
Title
Burma VJ
Title remainder
reporting from a closed country
Statement of responsibility
Produced by Magic Hour Films ; in co-production with WG Film ; Mediamente ; Kamoli Films ; The Danish Film Institute ; DR TV ; in association with Channel 4 Television ; HBO Documentary Films ; SVT Stockholm/Culture ; WDR ; Arte ; IKON ; NRK; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard & Jan Krogsgaard ; produced by Lise-Lense Møller ; director, Anders Østergaard
Title variation
  • Reporting from a closed country
  • Burma video journalists
  • Reporter i et lukket land
Contributor
Composer
Director
Producer
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 ; Winner, Cinema for Peace Award, 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.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Simon Plum ; reportage footage, Burma's video journalists ; editors, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Thomas Papapetros ; composer, Conny C.-A. Malmqvist
Dewey number
959.1053
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English and Burmese ; optional English subtitles
LC call number
DS530.65
LC item number
.B87 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lense-Møller, Lise
  • Østergaard, Anders
  • Krogsgaard, Jan
  • Malmqvist, Conny
  • Magic Hour Films
  • WG Film (Firm)
  • Kamoli Films
  • Mediamente (Firm)
  • Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  • DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Association relative à la télévision européenne
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Norsk rikskringkasting
  • Sveriges television
  • Interkerkelijke Omroep Nederland (Firm)
  • Danske filminstitut
  • First Hand Films (Firm)
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government and the press
  • Democracy
  • Pacifism
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Buddhist monks
  • Human rights
  • Freedom of the press
  • Video recordings
  • Democratic Voice of Burma
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • Burma
Technique
live action
Label
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country, Produced by Magic Hour Films ; in co-production with WG Film ; Mediamente ; Kamoli Films ; The Danish Film Institute ; DR TV ; in association with Channel 4 Television ; HBO Documentary Films ; SVT Stockholm/Culture ; WDR ; Arte ; IKON ; NRK; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard & Jan Krogsgaard ; produced by Lise-Lense Møller ; director, Anders Østergaard, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features include: Optional audio feature 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) ; video 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
  • 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."
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
607117850
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
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
896602002128
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
(OCoLC)607117850
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, Produced by Magic Hour Films ; in co-production with WG Film ; Mediamente ; Kamoli Films ; The Danish Film Institute ; DR TV ; in association with Channel 4 Television ; HBO Documentary Films ; SVT Stockholm/Culture ; WDR ; Arte ; IKON ; NRK; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard & Jan Krogsgaard ; produced by Lise-Lense Møller ; director, Anders Østergaard, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features include: Optional audio feature 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) ; video 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
  • 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."
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
607117850
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
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
896602002128
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
(OCoLC)607117850
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 0 ; widescreen (2.00:1 aspect ratio) ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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