Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country
February 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm EST$5
Undercover Video Journalists in Burma, armed with handycams, keep up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. This award-winning documentary from Anders Ostergaard offers a rare inside look into the 2007 uprising in Myanmar, including the chaotic events involving the rebellion of Buddhist monks against Burma’s military junta. This event includes special appearances by former political prisoners Zaw Wen, of The Wash Project, and U Pyinya Zawta, Executive Director of All Burma Monks’ Alliance, with a post-screening Q&A to discuss the “Saffron Revolution” and the current political situation within Burma. Burmese snacks and tea provided.