Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

Evidently a documentary was up for an Oscar this past year. VJ  stands for Video Journalist.  It was made from pieced together video documenting the situation in Burma. This is the story of the Buddhist monk led uprising in 2007 against the military junta running Myanmar.

The film was made in Norway.  The video footage had to be smuggled out of Burma.  Norway seems to have a strong voice of support broadcasting back into Burma via radio.    Here is a a link to information about the film

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/18/burma_vj_reporting_from_a_closed

Here is a trailer of the movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V08EBWQLzyU

Here is the link to an unrelated video of Karen residents flight to safety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPSsKcpxJMk&feature=related

Thanks Jason for the lead on this story.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

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