Burma VJ, an Academy Award nominated documentary, explores the work of a team of underground reporters determined to videotape the uprising against the military regime in Myanmar (Burma) that began in September 2007 for the rest of the world to see. It won the 2009 Sundance Film Festival award for World Cinema Documentary Editing and the 2009 Berlin Film Festival International Human Rights Film Award, among others. As part of its Peace in the Desert™ Video Screening Series, the Saltman Center presents a viewing of the film, accompanied by commentary by Michael Adler, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and former correspondent for Agence France-Presse News Agency, who covered the uprising in Burma in 1988.
April 8, 2011
UNLV Student Union Theater
Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.
Special thanks to the
and to the UNLV Rebel Pride Council
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