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The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

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 »


Bronwen Hughes

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Credited cast:
Maria Bello ... Kathy
Kelly Macdonald ... Duff
Ella Purnell ... Amy
Ben Schnetzer ... Dan
Sam Hazeldine ... O'Reilly
Abby Quinn ... Marte (as Abby Quinn Jackman)
Joshua Daniel Eady Joshua Daniel Eady ... Lengai (as Eady Joshua)
James Gracie ... Scott Peterson (as James Alexander)
Yusra Warsama ... Saba
Mpho Osei Tutu Mpho Osei Tutu ... Tanzanian Mechanic
Evan Marsh ... Chuck Marazzo
Gugun Deep Singh ... Mo Shaffi
Tanroh Ishida ... Eiji
Ashley Dowds Ashley Dowds ... Safari Guide
Tom Fairfoot ... Reuters Chief


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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18 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Journey 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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If only the world was full of Dan Eldon's...
30 January 2018 | by juliannaroteSee all my reviews

In the film, Dan Eldon references that there are alternative ways to get an education. Let's start that initiative by playing this film in all high school history classes across the world. Not only is there a history lesson here about the civil war that was happening in Somalia in 1993, there are lessons on passion, foreign policy, and the power of media to name a few. Watching this film in 2018 I couldn't help but see striking parallels in our society today. In the film, the UN forces are fighting enemies of hunger, disease, corruption and apartheid. In the United States alone we continue to fight racial injustice, the leading cause of death is heart disease, and although hunger isn't our problem, obesity is. The greatest lesson of all in the film is Dan's belief that people are not born hating other people. Rather, that trait is stemmed from the conditions of their environment and it is forced on them when their ignorance runs out. Also that the media has the power to change the way you think and impact political action. While this is an amazing power, it also is a good reminder, especially for youth, that the media has biases and it is important to know how to sort through quality news sources. All in all, an inspiring and eye-opening story that needs to be shared.

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