We at USCB are ecstatic about the Oscars this year. Burma VJhas been nominated for best documentary film, and James Cameron, a longtime supporter of Burma's freedom struggle, is up for 3 academy awards for his acclaimed film Avatar.
Downright gripping and utterly inspiring, Burma VJ hails worldwide recognition for the selfless journalists who courted arrest, torture, and lengthy imprisonments in order to shine a spotlight on Burma's freedom struggle. If you have not had the chance to see Burma VJ, check out the trailer here.
Films alone will not bring about political change in Burma. Your action can make a difference. Be the voice that contributes to the growing momentum around human rights and democracy in Burma. During the Oscars 2010, take a moment to circulate this petition to your member of Congress asking them to support House Resolution 898. When you are done, please mail the petition to Attention: Michael Haack, U.S. Campaign for Burma, 1444 N Street, NW, Suite A2, Washington, DC 20005.
Don't know who your member of Congress is? Find out here www.house.gov.
Looking forward to the Oscars!
Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma: