Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

Monday, June 14, 2010
7:00 pm PT
Los Angeles

In Person

Brad Adams, Executive Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
Min Zin, Journalist & Activist
Moderator: David Kaye, Executive Director, International Human Rights Program, UCLA School of Law

The Paley Center for Media and Human Rights Watch present this free screening and panel featuring Burma VJ, a 2009 Academy Award finalist for Best Feature Length Documentary. Armed with small video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese reporters risk torture and life imprisonment to maintain the flow of news from the streets of Rangoon. Amidst marching monks, brutal police agents, and shooting military, they diligently work to keep the world informed of events inside a closed country. (Anders Østergaard, 2008, 84 min.) For further information, please visit burmavjmovie.com.

A reception will follow the program.