Burma VJ gets Oscar nomination

The documentary, Burma VJ directed by Anders Østergaard, follows the story of video journalists (VJs) working inside Burma, for Norway based media outlet Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB).

It documents their role in reporting the monks-led demonstrations of September 2007, known as the Saffron Revolution. The film emphasizes the huge risks taken by DVB journalists collecting this material, in an attempt to show the events captured on film to the world .

Burma VJ has won over 40 international awards so far including best Investigative documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

This nomination will not only highlight the work of DVB but also draw attention to the struggle of the Burmese people against the military dictatorship.

The 82nd Academy Awards, will be presented on March 7, 2010.

For more information, please contact:

Aye Chan Naing (+47 911 077 43)

Khin Maung Win (+47 452 76 649)

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