Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country / Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land

Anders Østergaard (DK, 2008)

Burma VJ - reporter i et lukket land (Anders Østergaard, DK, 2008)

Armed with small handy cams, undercover video journalists in Burma keep up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. Their material is smuggled out of Burma and broadcast back via satellite. 'Joshua', age 27, becomes tactical leader of a group of reporters, as Buddhist monks in September 2007 lead a massive uprising. Foreign TV crews are banned from the country, so it's left to Joshua and his crew to keep the revolution alive on TV screens all over. As government intelligence understands the power of the camera, the VJs become their prime target.

CategoryDK/Documentary

Basic information

Danish titleBurma VJ - reporter i et lukket land
Director of PhotographySimon Plum
ComposerConny Malmqvist
Danish festival release2008-11-12
Grand
Danish theatrical release09.01.2009
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageBurmese, English, Thai
Duration84 min.
Production companyMagic Hour Films
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International saleFirst Hand Films World Sales / Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 / 8050 Zürich / Switzerland / t +41 44 312 2060 / f +41 44 312 2080 / info@firsthandfilms.com / www.firsthandfilms.com
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info1,75:1 - Widescreen / color / Dolby stereo
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15
Find morehttp://burmavj.dk

Full credits

Direction
Script
Production
Cecilia ValstedProducer's assistant
Helle UlsteenCo-producer
Helle UlsteenOutreach specialist
Cinematography
Simon PlumCinematography
Editing
Music
Sound
Martin HennelSound engineer
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Puma Creative Special Commendation 2011 PUMA Creative Impact Award 2011
Best Documentary Price 2010 Mumbai Int. Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films 2010
Oscar: Nominated Best Documentary 2010 Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010
Oscar: Nominated Best Documentary 2010 Los Angeles, Oscar Academy 2010
Grand Prix 2010 Paris Human Rights Film Festival 2010
Grand Prix 2010 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2010
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award 2009 Sundance Film Festival 2009
Best Long Documentary 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Grand Prix 2009 Boulder International Film Festival 2009
International Human Rights Award 2009 Berlinale 2009
Special Mention. Movies that Matter Human Rights:
Anders Høgsbro Østergaard
2009 ZagrebDox 2009
Best Documentary 2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009
The Vaclav Havel Special Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009
Student Jury Award 2009 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2009
Amnesty Award 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009
Audience Prize 2009 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009
Amnesty International's A Matter of ACT Award 2009 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009
MovieSquad ALLRights Award 2009 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2009
Amnesty Award 2009 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2009
In the Spirit of Freedom Award:
Anders Høgsbro Østergaard
2009 Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2009
Best Danish documentary 2009 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009
Audience Prize 2009 Budapest, Verzio Documentary Film Festival 2009
Grand Prix 2009 Paris, Festival Européen 4 Écran 2009
Young People's Jury Award 2009 Paris, Festival Européen 4 Écran 2009
Best Documentary Price 2009 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2009
Grand Jury Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009
•Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009
Working Films Award 2009 Durham, Full Frame 2009
•Investigative Documentary Feature Award 2009 San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2009
•MOVING MOUNTAINS PRIZE 2009 Telluride Mountain Film 2009
Best Director 2009 Ourense, Ourense International Film Festival 2009
Outstanding Achievement International Feature 2009 Maribor, DokMa 2009
International Human Rights Award 2009 Berlin, Cinema for Peace 2009
DOX:Awards 2008 CPH:DOX 2008
Amnesty Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008
Joris Ivens Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008
Movies that Matter Human Rights Award 2008 Amsterdam, IDFA 2008
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 15-11-2017
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 27-01-2015
Message to Man 20-09-2014
Taipei CNEX Documentary Film Festival 01-05-2014
Taipei CNEX Documentary Film Festival 29-09-2012
PUMA Creative Impact Award 10-10-2011
Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 27-01-2011
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 16-11-2010
Beijing, Nordox 13-11-2010
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 08-04-2010
Paris Human Rights Film Festival 09-03-2010
Los Angeles, Oscar Academy 07-03-2010
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 05-03-2010
Mumbai Int. Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films 03-02-2010
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 26-01-2010
Cinema Eye Honors 15-01-2010
SAGA NORDICA Paris Cine Nordica 16-12-2009
Jakarta International Film Festival 04-12-2009
Ankara Festival on Wheels 04-12-2009
Torun, Camerimage 28-11-2009
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2009
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2009
Paris, Festival Européen 4 Écran 18-11-2009
Gdansk, ALL ABOUT FREEDOM 07-11-2009
Belgrade Free Zone Film Festival 05-11-2009
Budapest, Verzio Documentary Film Festival 03-11-2009
Maribor, DokMa 01-11-2009
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 01-11-2009
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 26-10-2009
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 22-10-2009
Perm, Flahertiana Int. Documentary Film Festival 15-10-2009
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 12-10-2009
Ourense, Ourense International Film Festival 10-10-2009
Abu Dhabi Middle East International FF 08-10-2009
Internazionale a Ferrara 02-10-2009
Tokyo, UNHCR Refugee Film Festival 01-10-2009
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 25-09-2009
Bangkok International Film Festival 24-09-2009
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009
MilanoFilmFestival 11-09-2009
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 01-09-2009
National Film Centre Latvia 01-09-2009
Odense Internationale Film Festival 17-08-2009
Uhuru Productions Cape Town, Tri Continental Film Festival 15-08-2009
Lemesos Int'l Documentary Festival 05-08-2009
Dokufest Prizren 03-08-2009
Melbourne Film Festival 24-07-2009
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 09-07-2009
Moscow Int. Film Festival 18-06-2009
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 18-06-2009
Grimstad, Norwegian Short and Documentary Film Festival 10-06-2009
Novi Sad Cinema City International Film and New Media Festival 06-06-2009
Sydney Film Festival 03-06-2009
DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days 02-06-2009
Telluride Mountain Film 22-05-2009
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2009
München Documentary Festival 06-05-2009
EDN European Documentary Network 04-05-2009
Zagreb Dox Valli in Pula 02-05-2009
Jeonju International Film Festival 30-04-2009
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 30-04-2009
Stockholm, SIDA 29-04-2009
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 23-04-2009
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 02-04-2009
Durham, Full Frame 02-04-2009
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 25-03-2009
Hong Kong International Film Festival 23-03-2009
Vilnius International Film Festival 20-03-2009
Botswana 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival 19-03-2009
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 18-03-2009
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 18-03-2009
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 13-03-2009
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 13-03-2009
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 13-03-2009
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 11-03-2009
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 04-03-2009
Damascus Dox Box Festival 04-03-2009
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 26-02-2009
ZagrebDox 23-02-2009
Boulder International Film Festival 12-02-2009
Berlin, Cinema for Peace 01-02-2009
Docsbarcelona 27-01-2009
Göteborg International Film Festival 23-01-2009
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 21-01-2009
Sundance Film Festival 15-01-2009
Amsterdam, IDFA 20-11-2008
CPH:DOX 07-11-2008
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