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War Photographer (2001)

| Documentary, War | 2001 (USA)
Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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Editor in Chief GEO SAISON Magazine
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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James Nachtwey: While I was doing this reportage, I discovered a man who had one arm and one leg. He'd been run over by a train seven years ago on a drunken night and somehow managed to survive. He was living with his wife and four children in the gravel between railway tracks. I could see that he was very loving towards his children; that they also loved him in return. That he was trying his best to keep his family together. And spent quite a bit of time documenting the life of this family.
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Silouans Song
Composed by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Talinn Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste
Published by Universal Edition Wien
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Phenomenal
8 June 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I watched this film and was riveted throughout. The image quality is very high. Watching James Nachtwey work in silence with total dedication and focus while flames crackle in the background... this film is a masterpiece of understated intensity. Everybody has seen this photographers images - they just may not realize who the author of those images are. Watch this film to find out why one (and many other) individual takes the risks and endures the hardships to freeze-frame and expose the uglier sides of human nature.


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