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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Complete credited cast:
James Nachtwey ... Photographer
Christiane Amanpour ... Self - 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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Documentary | War

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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. I think quite often, publishers don't give their audience enough credit for that. In fact, at the end of the day, I believe people do want to know when there's some major tragedy going on; when there's some unacceptable ...
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Composed by David Darling
Performed by David Darling, Cello
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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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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Photographer See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,327, 23 June 2002

Gross USA:

$61,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,863
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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