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War Photographer (2001)

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

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Nachtwey ... Photographer
Christiane Amanpour ... Herself - Chief International Correspondent CNN
Hans-Hermann Klare Hans-Hermann Klare ... Foreign Editor STERN Magazine
Christiane Breustedt Christiane Breustedt ... Editor in Chief GEO SAISON Magazine
Des Wright Des Wright ... Cameraman REUTERS
Denis O'Neill Denis O'Neill ... Screenwriter / Jim's Best Friend
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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Genres:

Documentary | War

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fotógrafo de Guerra See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

James Nachtwey: Why photograph war? Is it possible to put an end to a form of human behavior, which has existed throughout history, by the means of photography.
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Silouans Song
Composed by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Het Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (as Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir) and Talinn Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste
Published by Universal Edition Wien
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Outstanding insight on journalism, mass media, and Western Society
14 December 2003 | by ttlysikSee 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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