Film Screening of Burma VJ – Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary Feature

February 24, 2010
12:00 am - 12:00 am

BURMA VJ (2008) from Anders Østergaard on Vimeo.

Followed by Q&A

 Aye Chan, Director of Democratic Voice Burma.

About the Event

In 2007, foreign news crews were banned from entering Burma and the internet was shut down when over 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, took to the streets to protest the repressive regime that has held them hostage for over 40 years.

Anders Østergaard’s Oscar-nominated documentary, Burma VJ, presents a rare inside look at the uprising in Burma through the cameras of the independent media organization that told the story at great personal risk, the Democratic Voice of Burma.

Since its inception in 1992, the National Endowment for Democracy has been a proud supporter of the Democratic Voice of Burma. Over the past two decades, it has grown from a small, student activist-run opposition shortwave radio station into an independent, professional multi-media organization that produces a twice-daily shortwave radio program, broadcasts news and information via its 24/7 satellite TV station, and posts news and information on its website.

Read about the Oscar Nomination :: VISIT