Sunday, December 11, 2011

Martyn Burke doc about journalists in combat screens Dec. 19 to 21 at Revue

The psychological cost of covering war
Shortlisted for Academy Award Nomination
REVUE CINEMA – 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Sneak Preview - December 19 thru 21, 2011, 7:00 pm
Q and A with filmmakers, December 19

Only two journalists were killed in World War I. Sixty-three journalists were killed in World War II. In the last two decades almost a journalist a week has been killed, with the dead numbering in the thousands. The conclusions are obvious. Journalism in times of war has become an increasingly lethal endeavor - and extremely traumatic – as journalists are now viewed as natural targets by combatants; subject to kidnapping, torture and even beheadings. With journalists facing these new realities, UNDER FIRE weaves together combat footage and first-hand accounts by the journalists who were there to reveal what they see, think and feel as they confront the physical danger and savagery of war. (Running time – 1:30)
Directed and Produced by Martyn Burke.
Produced by Anthony Feinstein
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