|MFA Presents Burma VJ, a Human Rights Political Doc, Opening Sept. 19||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
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|Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:52:59 -0700 (PDT)|
Governmental propaganda, civil rights violations, censorship, protest, murder. All these themes fit into the backdrop of Burma, as courageous young citizens live the essence of journalism by keeping up the flow of news from their closed country, though risking torture and life in jail. Minnesota Film Arts is proud to present Burma VJ, a gritty and emotional documentary geared for human right activists and global political enthusiasts. The film offers a unique insight into high-risk journalism and dissidence in a police state, while at the same time providing a thorough documentation of the historical and dramatic days of September 2007, when the Buddhist monks started marching. Compiled from the shaky handheld footage of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), acclaimed Danish filmmaker Anders Østergaard's Burma VJ pulls us into the heat of the moment, playing almost like a thriller, as the VJs themselves become the target of the Burmese government. Smuggled out of the country, it confirms everything you?ve heard about one of the most repressive countries in the world today. The Oak Street Cinema will show Burma VJ on Sept 19th at 5:15pm, Sunday at 5:15 & 9:15pm, and Monday ? Wednesday at 9:15pm. Ticket prices are $5 for members, $6 for seniors/students, and $7 general admission. If you are able to get your group/students to come, group rates are also available. We would GREATLY appreciate it if you could forward this email. Please contact us via email or phone 612.331.7563, or visit mnfilmarts.org for more information. Follow our fall schedule and future peace/human rights/political documentaries. Hope to see you at the movies! Minnesota film arts
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