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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Anders Østergaard; Jan Krogsgaard; Lise Lense-Møller; Simon Plum; Janus Billeskov Jansen; Thomas Papapetros; Conny Malmqvist; Magic Hour Films,; WG Film (Firm),; Mediamente (Firm),; HBO Documentary Films,; DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark),; Channel Four (Great Britain),; Westdeutscher Rundfunk,; Arte (Firm),; Sveriges television,; Kamoli Films,; Svenska filminstitutet,; CBC Newsworld,; Norsk rikskringkasting,; First Hand Films (Firm),; Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm),
|Language Note:||In English and Burmese ; optional English subtitles.|
|Notes:||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."
Special features: Audio 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); A 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 on inside flaps of container.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Simon Plum ; reportage footage, Burma's video journalists ; editors, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Thomas Papapetros ; composer, Conny C-A Malmqvist.|
|Performer(s):||No credits available.|
|Awards:||Freedom of Expression Award (2009), National Board of Review ; World Cinema Documentary Editing Award, 2009 Sundance Film Festival ; 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 ; IDFA, Joris Ivens Award, 2008.|
|Target Audience:||Not rated.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD ; NTSC, Region 0 ; widescreen (2.00:1 aspect ratio) ; stereo.|
|Other Titles:||Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land.
Reporting from a closed country
Burma video journalists
Reporter i et lukket land
|Responsibility:||Magic Hour Films presents in co-production with WG Film and Mediamente ; in association with HBO Documentary Films, DR, 4, WDR, Arte, SVT, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsk Film & TV Fond, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, CBC News World, NRK ; a film by Anders Østergaard ; script by Anders Østergaard and Jan Krogsgaard ; director, Anders Østergaard ; producer, Lise-Lense Møller.|
- Democratic Voice of Burma.
- Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988-
- Freedom of the press -- Burma.
- Government and the press -- Burma.
- Democracy -- Burma -- History.
- Pacifism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
- Buddhism and politics -- Burma.
- Buddhist monks -- Political activity -- Burma.
- Human rights -- Burma.
- Burma -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.
- Burma -- History -- 1988-