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2001 (USA) See more »
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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The Humanity We All Share; Photographs of Violence That Appeal to Our Compassion See more (9 total) »

Cast

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James Nachtwey ... Photographer

Christiane Amanpour ... 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

Directed by
Christian Frei 
 
Produced by
Christian Frei .... producer
Madeleine Hirsiger .... co-producer: Schweizer Fernsehen DRS
Paul Riniker .... co-producer: Schweizer Fernsehen DRS
Osnat Trabelsi .... line producer: Palestine
 
Original Music by
David Darling 
Eleni Karaindrou 
Arvo Pärt 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Indergand 
James Nachtwey 
 
Film Editing by
Christian Frei 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Miller .... assistant director (as Barbara Müller)
 
Sound Department
Florian Eidenbenz .... sound editor: Mangetix Strudios
Florian Eidenbenz .... sound mixer: Magnetix Studios
Ingrid Städeli .... sound: Hamburg
Martin Witz .... sound: New York
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Lindenmaier .... microcam builder: Swiss Effects
Gerald Mücke .... microcam builder: Swiss Effects
Walter Naf .... microcam builder: Swiss Effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Burrows .... additional still photographer: Vietnam
Patrick Chauvel .... video footage: South Africa, CNN
Christian Frei .... betacam cinematographer: Sulfur Mine
Don McCullin .... additional still photographer: Vietnam
James Nachtwey .... still photographer
Juda Ngwenya .... additional still photographer: South Africa
Hanna Abu Saada .... cinematographer: DV-camera, Palestine
David Turnley .... additional still photographer: South Africa
Huynh Cong 'Nick' Ut .... additional still photographer: Vietnam
 
Editorial Department
Jolanda Cerutti .... post-production coordinator
Christian Frei .... off-line editor
Daniel Gibel .... off-line editing supervisor
Ruth Kågi .... color grader
Ian Mathys .... on-line editor
Barbara Miller .... assistant editor (as Barbara Müller)
Barbara Miller .... off-line editor (as Barbara Müller)
Yvonne Steiner .... negative cutter
Eric Vander Borght .... off-line editing supervisor
 
Music Department
Manfred Eicher .... music consultant
Manfred Eicher .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Ripto Mulyono .... driver: Jakarta
Surip Sumarsono .... driver: Jakarta
Heri Yanto .... driver: Jakarta
Dwi Abi Yantoro .... driver: Jakarta
 
Other crew
Christin Gerber .... web site designer
Claudia Gutknecht .... representative: digita;l dbetacam equipment, Schweizer AG
Mizair Kafexhiu .... translator: post-production, Kosovo
Thomas Krempke .... video-to-film transfer: swiss effects
Kurti Lan .... translator: post-production, Kosovo
Ferdi Limani .... translator: Kosovo
Paim Litschin .... porter: Sulfur Mine
Ueli Nüesch .... video-to-fiulm transfer: Swiss Effects
Gerry Pischel .... travel agent: Switzerland, Blue Moon Travel
Heinz Schutzbach .... researcher: Jakartta
Suriadi .... translator: Sulfur Mine
Roger Tanner .... travel agent: Switzerland, Blue Moon Travel
Jens Volkmann .... title designer
 
Thanks
Remo Bräuchi .... thanks
Francine Brücher .... thanks
René Burri .... thanks
Cornell Capa .... thanks: New York, International Center of Photography
David Frawley .... thanks: New York, Silver Works
Willia Hartshorn .... thanks: New York, International Center of Photography
William K. Hevener .... thanks: Jakarta
Marc McClish .... thanks: New York, Silver Works
Jim Megargee .... thanks: New York, MV Labs
Dieter Meyer .... thanks
Thomas Muscionico .... thanks
Maria Ressa .... thanks: Jakarta (as Maria A. Ressa)
Carol Spycher .... thanks
John Stanmeyer .... thanks: Jakarta
Michelle Stephenson .... thanks: New York, Time Magazine
Robert B. Stevens .... thanks: New York, Time Magazine
Sumarno .... special thanks: Jakarta
Hugo Würsch .... thanks
 

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96 min
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France:U | Germany:16 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons)
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James Nachtwey:It's more difficult to get publications to focus on issues that are more critical, that do not provide people with as escape from reality but attempt to get them deeper into reality. To be concerned about something much greater than themselves. And I think people are concerned...See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Humanity We All Share; Photographs of Violence That Appeal to Our Compassion, 22 March 2013
Author: museumofdave from Corning, California

"What kind of a person could do that?" is a question that often occurs to me when I see a photograph from a battle zone, or one which depicts ordinary people in excruciating distress. This film shows us a person who takes such photographs, one who crosses physical and emotional boundaries to places most of us wouldn't dare to approach even at a great distance.

The photographer, James Nachtwey, is a cool, philosophical individual, motivated by the goodness he feels motivates humanity--in spite of the horrors he deals with on the killing fields. We have all come across the trashy photos that adorn the covers of National Enquirer, pictures that titillate and appeal to our worst natures--Nachtwey's hard-earned photos do just the opposite--they appeal to our compassion, are meant to give us insight into the human condition, the humanity we all share--and in doing so elevate all of us, enrich humanity.

War Photographer is often a frankly brutal film, but it's overall impact is significantly uplifting. One greatly admires James Nachtway for his goals and is astonished by his photography.

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