Written by Nikki Baughan Thursday, 09 July 2009 07:32
New documentary Burma VJ - Reporting From a Closed Country has already received huge acclaim on the festival circuit, winning the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award and being nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film, by Danish director Anders Ostergaard uses smuggled footage from undercover video journalists (VJs) to tell the previously unseen the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks. Ahead of its release on July 17, we've been sent a brand new viral and widget for the film.
The 'Be a VJ' Widget allows you to submit your own video on the issues affecting you, so to promote free speech and self-expression, with the best entries will go on to the DVD, which will be released in November. The Widget also contains further news and information about the conflict in Burma.
Finally, you can watch the trailer for Burma VJ below