Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed "Mo" Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and ... See full summary »
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Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed "Mo" Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire - and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin's thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm's way - enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm - to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for "the story" propels him to ever greater professional heights - often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by ... Written by Samuel Garrick, Quantock LLC

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A very touchy film
4 September 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This film is about one of the greatest men in Africa. He has had a huge influence in the way the Western part of the World have seen on the continent. He was the one who took the pictures that made Bob Geldorf start up the big charity arrangements in both the UK and US.

It's a 90 minute touching documentary with both a few funny moments, and a few very sad moments. I saw it with my class on a so-called "Norwegian premiere" at my school, and I think this documentary should be shown on every TV-station that wants to show the world how a journalist and a human can make a difference if they really want to.

It contains interviews with both family and colleagues, and it tells the story from almost the very beginning to the bitter end. The film also tells you a bit of the story of modern history in East Africa with the breakdown of the colonies.

If you can see this, make sure you do.


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