"This is someones life. It's also someone's hopes and dreams and pure sheer determination for a better, free-er world"
Basically, this should be compulsory viewing for everybody. And I really hate that coz I don't want to make people sad. I want people happy and smiley and skipping through flowers. But too many, way too many people aren't smiling coz there's a lot of crap going on in this world - and we shouldn't forget that.
This is what really happened in 2007, a first hand account captured in the thick of the angry smoke. Our narrator, Joshua, wants the world to know about the repression in his country and has a freedom seeking team armed with camcorders recording all the evidence of a horrendous dictatorship, sending it out to Europe and back throughout Burma via satellite link.
There's no need for special effects. I think even the music wasn't necessary, though its all the more effective for it. This is real fear, real trauma, real pain. This is someones life. It's also someone's hopes and dreams and pure sheer determination for a better, free-er world.
Remember that harrowing picture of the dead monk in the river that was all over the papers? Makes you wonder doesn't it. Who would hurt a monk? A peaceful and brave human being devoted entirely to others. This docu film raises many questions and may just inspire us to be more proactive about the world we live in. Seriously brilliant.