BURMA VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country/ Documentary Film Show

Kriti Film Club 

invites you for 

the screening & panel discussion of a 
Burmese struggle film.

Date and Time: Thursday 16, August 2012, 7:00 p.m

Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003

Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country

by Anders Østergaard

(84 mins/ English)

in collaboration with the Burma Centre Delhi and Refugee Youth Empowered

This film sheds light on the brutal 40-year military regime that operated in a closed country, far from the eyes of the mainstream global media. Risking torture, life in jail and even death, the young members of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) kept up the flow of news from their closed, military-controlled country. 'Burma VJ' focuses on "Joshua," one of the young video journalists of the DVB who worked undercover to count
er government propaganda.

Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Full Frame Documentary Festival
International Human Rights Film Award, 2009 Berlin Film Festival
World Cinema Documentary Film Editing Award, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Oscar® nomination

About the Film maker: Anders Østergaard was born in Copenhagen and graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1991. After five years in advertising and public relations, he wrote and directed his first documentary, "Johannesburg Revisited," followed by 2004's "Tintin and Me" and 2006's "Gasolin'," which became the highest-grossing documentary in the history of Danish cinema. Both "Tintin and Me" and "Gasolin'" won the Bodil Award, Denmark's highest film honor, for the best documentary film of the year.

About the Kriti Film Club:
An educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team.

We offer an independently financed and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of social, development, human rights & environment issues. The whole idea of the KRITI Film Club is to place thought- provoking cinema in a discussion group that will help to deepen understanding on these issues amongst viewers and film-makers. We also serve as a borrowing & distribution space for documentary films from India and abroad.

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