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The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

R | | Drama | 18 April 2017 (USA)
Dan Eldon, who was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob in Somalia, was one of the youngest photographic stringers in Africa. But his journalistic work, which had ... See full summary »

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Bronwen Hughes
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Credited cast:
Kelly Macdonald ... Duff
Maria Bello ... Kathy
Ella Purnell ... Amy
Ben Schnetzer ... Dan
Sam Hazeldine ... O'Reilly
Evan Marsh ... Chuck Marazzo
Abby Quinn ... Marte (as Abby Quinn Jackman)
Joshua Daniel Eady Joshua Daniel Eady ... Lengai (as Eady Joshua)
Yusra Warsama ... Saba
James Gracie ... Scott Peterson (as James Alexander)
Gugun Deep Singh ... Mo Shaffi
Charlie Bouguenon ... Dayril
Tanroh Ishida Tanroh Ishida ... Eiji
Tom Fairfoot ... Reuters Chief
Ashley Dowds Ashley Dowds ... Safari Guide
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Dan Eldon, who was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob in Somalia, was one of the youngest photographic stringers in Africa. But his journalistic work, which had appeared in Time and Newsweek, showed only a small part of his talent. Eldon excelled as an artist in his collages, which combined his photographs of Africa with paint, pastiche, pop culture images, advertising, and official documents. The Journey Is the Destination collects pages from the 17 scrapbooks that held his art. Chronicling his work from age 14 through his death at 22, this volume is startling not only in the intensity and thoughtfulness of the pages, but also in the fact that someone so young could have this kind of artistic depth and insight.

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Rated R for some bloody war images, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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18 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Was originally titled Journey in 2008, with Daniel Radcliffe attached to play Dan Eldon. See more »

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An Amazing Story Told Poorly
11 November 2018 | by Control_RCSee all my reviews

Found out about Dan when his book was originally released. A man with so much talent and even more potential. And a life story that deserved to be told with the creative vision that matched his. I read years ago about the family wanting to make a movie about Dan's travels, and I couldn't wait to see it and to learn more about him, his work, his dreams, what made him tick, and more detail into the scenes shown in his journals. This film does none of this as it's nearly unwatchable. Poorly written and directed. It's a shame as Dan's story is so rich and is an amazing example of a life filled with curiosity, love and talent. His story deserved to be told better.


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