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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.

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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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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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James Nachtwey: The most incomprehensible situation I've ever witnessed was Rwanda where we don't really know how many people died; the estimate of half a million to a million. They were killed with very primitive weapons; clubs and rocks and machetes, face to face. And I saw some massacre sites and I just do not understand how people can do that to each other. What can inspire such fear and such hatred? This is beyond my understanding really. It's very difficult to get over that.
James Nachtwey: And I realised that many of ...
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Hearing The Time
Composed by Eleni Karaindrou
Performed by String Orchestra
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Excellent film about Nachtway and photographic journalism in general.
2 January 2017 | by jungerhansonSee all my reviews

Excellent film about Nachtway and photographic journalism in general.It also shows how difficult it is to work under great stress and murky ethical conditions. This film reminds us that there is a tricky line between being involved and 'being involved'. I loved the way the director sometimes takes the point of view of Nachtways camera. It turns the audience into voyeurs with the same moral and ethical questions now bestowed upon us. Nachtway dedicated his life to his work and we see glimpses of both compassion and emotional detachment in his work. I think this film most of all shows the price we pay for the news.


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