200 human rights documentaries broadcast in Burma

200 human rights documentaries broadcast in Burma

November 14, 2012

Over the past two years, the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) produced voice-overs for about 200 documentaries on human rights issues. All these documentaries were broadcast in Burma via DVB satellite TV allowing millions of people to watch them.

 

This project took place in a time of political reform and a changing media landscape and thus made an impact in Burma. Now that it has become less dangerous to distribute this material in Burma, community libraries and educational institutes have also started to screen these films in public venues. Building on the audiovisual trainings that were also part of this project, DVB will start to work more on the production of human rights documentaries in the future. This project was supported by Amnesty International and Movies that Matter with technical assistance, advice on film selection, and a grant from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery.