Nicaragua 1979: Star photographer Russel Price covers the civil war against president Somoza. Facing the cruel fighting - people versus army - it's often hard for him to stay neutral. When the Guerillas have him take a picture of the leader Rafael, who's believed to be dead, he gets drawn into the happenings. Together with his reporter friends Claire and Alex he has to hide from the army. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Dateline: Central America. The First Casualty of War is the Truth.
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Did You Know?
One of two mid 1980s movies featuring photo-journalists covering war in Latin America. The other film was Salvador
(1986). See more
In the opening scene in Chad Asian elephants are used by the rebel troops (instead of African elephants living in that area, who are not especially known for their suitability for domestication) clearly identifiable by their smaller ears and the hair on their forehead. See more
Can I get a ride?
Referenced in Rewind This!
Composed and Performed by Pat Metheny See more