Burma VJ- September 2nd

Burma VJ (2008)
Burmese- Documentary
Not Rated
Runtime- 89 min.
dir. Anders Ostergaard

A far as hard-hitting political documentaries go, this one is pretty good.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

Throughout most of the film, the audience follows an amateur videographer from Burma as he leads a group of like-minded people on a mission to get footage of their government’s abuses to the outside world.

Acting: 1.5/2

Pretty good. For saying some fairly emotional  and inspirational things, no one really changes their tone of voice much.

Photography/Set: 2/2

Considering that these guys were risking their lives to film what they did, some credit must be given.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

They just used whatever cameras they could get, and the editing is fairly professional.

Misc: 1.5/2

It may not look like much, but this movie is important. The film is able to establish a link to its viewers, and tell them something they need to hear.


About svolkmer

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