Monday 22 May 2006 – 7.30pm
Screening: ‘Beyond Words: Photographers at War’ – £5
Followed by Q&A with producers Greg Kelly and Eric Foss
Duration 75 minutes
Photojournalists define the contours of our understanding, and collective memory,
of war. Name a conflict and a photographic image comes immediately
to mind. WWII: the flag-raising at Iwo Jima. Vietnam:
a burned, naked girl running down the street. Iraq: humiliated
prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Yet the public hears very little from the photographers themselves. “Beyond
Words: Photographers of War” attempts to redress this imbalance.
Featuring interviews with (and photographs by) over twenty of the
world’s top photojournalists, it focuses on the relationship
they have with their work, a relationship that is passionate, profound
and often deeply conflicted.
Many have been wounded. Some have seen colleagues die. All have
been scarred by what they do. Some become disillusioned, even ashamed.
Yet others remain charged by the excitement of it, and committed
to the idea that where there are no images, there is no sense of
This documentary is unprecedented in both the range of its interviewees,
and the candour with which they speak. Nowhere are the payoffs
and pitfalls of journalism more concentrated and accelerated than
in the lives and work of photojournalists.
Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award at the 2006 NPPA Best
of Photojournalism Awards.
“One of the most powerful examples of storytelling that
I’ve ever seen.” – Lou Davis
A CBC News Production
Producers: Greg Kelly, Eric Foss
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