Burma VJ: Monks in Exile Speak About the Saffron Revolution

    Liza Béar


    New York, May 8, 2009—Three monks, leaders of the Saffron Revolution and now refugees in the US, openly discuss their participation in the 2007 uprising against the Burmese military junta portrayed in Anders Ostergaard's award-winning film Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country. The monks belong to the All Burma Monks' Alliance, (ABMA) Utica, NY, whose goal is to support the many monks currently being held as political prisoners in Burmese jails, refugee monks who have escaped incarceration and torture, and to promote human rights and democracy in Burma. The film, Burma VJ, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.. See also the interview with Anders Østergaard and Khin Maung Win on this blog. [Both interviews filmed and edited by Liza Béar, squaringoff.blip.tv]