Thursday, 16 July 2009

Burma VJ

A lot to talk about this week, but will put all on hold to mention a film I saw the other night - Burma VJ.

I noticed the poster for it as I walked past the cinema. It was on one night only. That night.

The picture was of a monk talking into a loudspeaker. I decided to go.

It was uplifting, painful, dispiriting and deeply moving.

It felt all the more pertinent because I'd just read Eyewear's blog about Afghanistan about an hour before I went.

The most lasting image of the film (for me) was of a dead monk, floating face down in a river. I couldn't tell what were robes and what was blood.


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