VJ BURMA, 2009 (85 minutes)
Using smuggled footage, this multiple award winning documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks. The acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Ostergaard, brings us close to Burma’s video journalists who insisted on keeping up the flow of news from the closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. ‘Joshua’, 27, is one of these young video journalists.
All films are FREE and begin at 1 pm. This is a School of Humanities initiative. With a focus on youth, this year’s festival is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss important issues facing the world today.