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On 13 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin. The other was photographer, Paul Conroy. Their aim was to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Only one of them returned. This is their story.
Paul Conroy wrote the book on which this film is based and his is the principal voice telling the story of journalist Marie Colvin's last assignment, with him, in Homs, Syria. She was killed there by government shelling. He was badly injured but survived to continue to try to bring the world's attention to what is happening in Syria. He tells us this is not a civil war: it is slaughter. The images in this film, partly taken by him, partly by activists in the 'media centre' (a shell-pocked house), partly from archive footage and with less than 15% reconstruction, leave no doubt that slaughter is the mot juste. It is a heartbreaking, angry story, impeccably told. Don't miss it.
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