Armed with small handycams undercover Video Journalists (VJ) 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.
Anders Ostergaard was born in 1965. Graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1991. He has won numerous international film awards.
Tintin and I (2003), Gasoline (2006), Burma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country (2008)