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Burma VJ Documentary

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Posted in Education by Joel Gross

I watched Burma VJ, a documentary made by actual video journalists in Burma.  They use real footage of the people and monks of Burma rising against the brutal military regime.  The military junta cracked down hard and killed many people.  It’s sad that the rest of the world ignores this tragic situation of people getting imprisoned, tortured and shot down in the streets by a small number of armed bullies.

What is the solution?  I’m not sure.  Should a foreign government or the U.N. step in?  I don’t think the Burmese people can overthrow this government- when they tried in 1988, 3,000 were slaughtered.  When they tried again in 2007, many more died while the world watched and did nothing.