burma - Linh Pham D. POL 101 H1 Burma VJ Burma VJ is a...

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Linh Pham D. POL 101 – H1 Burma VJ Burma VJ is a Danish documentary of the Burmese uprising in 2007, narrated through the voice of a young man named Joshua who worked for the Oslo-based broadcaster Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). More than half of the DVB staffs are undercover reporters in Burma and Joshua was one of them until he was nearly arrested after recording a street protest. He then stayed in Thailand, making sure the footages smuggled out could reach DVB. Watching Burma VJ was a moving experience for I know how it would end with the military juntas killing hundreds of protestors and arresting thousands more. Nevertheless, it revealed not only the struggles of the Burmese in a kleptocracy ruled by a military dictatorship but also the danger, fear and paranoia faced by the DVB reporters who had to shoot from their hips with their cameras covered in black bags while constantly running to avoid getting arrested. We all know the oppressed lives of the Burmese; we all know the brutal ways the junta used to deal with protestors. Yet, the visual effects
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