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War Photographer (2001)

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


Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Herself - Chief International Correspondent CNN
Hans-Hermann Klare ...
Foreign Editor STERN Magazine
Christiane Breustedt ...
Editor in Chief GEO SAISON Magazine
Des Wright ...
Cameraman REUTERS
Denis O'Neill ...
Screenwriter / Jim's Best Friend


Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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James Nachtwey: The worst thing is to feel that as a photographer I am benefiting from someone else's tragedy. This idea haunts me. It's something I have to reckon with every day because I know that if I ever allowed genuine compassion to be overtaken by personal ambition, I will have sold my soul. The only way I can justify my role is to have respect for the other person's predicament. The extent to which I do that is the extent to which I become accepted by the other; and to that extent, I can accept myself.
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Outstanding insight on journalism, mass media, and Western Society
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film manages to show us an extraordinary slice of life, and make a significant comment on western society at the same time. The directer

remains distant-letting Nachtway and others make the point. Ingenious use of multiple cameras as well as Nachtway's "still" black and white photos make this compelling to watch as well.

Regardless of location or assignment this should be a primer for all working journalists as well as all journalism students.

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