Videos: Previews of Bermuda Docs Film Festival

March 5, 2010

Below we have video previews of the three Oscar nominated films that will be screening at the Bermuda Documentary Film Festival [Bermuda Docs] from April 23-25. The event will be held in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Tickets are $15, and go on sale Friday April 9 at bdatix.bm, the I-store, 46 Reid Street, Hamilton, and at Fabulous Fashions, Heron Bay Plaza, Southampton.

Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

The winner of 35 international awards, Burma VJ tells the story of a tenacious band of Burmese reporters who risked torture, life in jail – and even death – to expose the repressive regime controlling their country. Armed with small handycams undercover Video Journalists in Burma keep up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. Their material is smuggled out of Burma and broadcast back via satellite.

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Which Way Home

This film follows several unaccompanied children as they journey through the beautiful landscapes of Mexico to the United States on a freight train called “The Beast”. All are chasing better lives than those they have left behind in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala. Some seek reunification with their parents, others are escaping life on the streets, while others seek jobs or educational opportunities. The preview is below, and you can watch the whole 84 minute film online for free here.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

The Most Dangerous Man in America tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official who in 1971 concluded that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, Ellsberg risked life in prison to stop a war he helped to plan. This is the riveting story of how one man’s profound change of heart led directly to Watergate, Richard Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

The remainder of the film line-up will be announced in early April.

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