Five journalists, photographer Molly Bingham, foreign correspondents Marie Colvin and Janine DiGiovanni, camerawoman Mary Rogers, and producer May Ying Welsh, share their experiences from the front lines of the most recent Iraqi-American war. This brutally graphic and honest video diary explores the challenges, sacrifices, and dangers experienced by female war reporters. In English and Arabic.
Bearing Witness, an A&E IndieFilms original, premieres on A&E Network on Thursday, May 26, 9-11pm ET/8-10pm CT.
Molly Bingham is a freelance photographer who while on assignment during the start of the Iraq war was arrested by the Muhoborat, Saddam’s secret police and held in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison unsure of her fate.
Marie Colvin, a writer for the Sunday Times of London was literally blinded in one eye by a grenade in Sri Lanka. Marie breaks one of the biggest stories of the Iraq war and reports on the existence and unearthing of mass graves.
Janine DiGiovanni, a writer for the Times of London, takes us through an experience that only a female journalist can as she travels through the Gaza Strip, several months pregnant.
Mary Rogers has been around the world as a camerawoman for CNN from war zone to war zone including Sierra Leone and Iraq.
May Ying Welsh is an American journalist working with Al Jazeera who feels caught between two worlds. She must endure her Iraqi co-workers who don’t fully trust her and American soldiers who often treat her with contempt.
Tuesday April 26, 2005 at 6:00 PM
Pace Schimmel Center – 3 Spruce Street New York, NY 10038
Wednesday April 27, 2005 at 2:15 PM
Regal Battery Park 10 – 102 North End Avenue New York, NY 10282
Saturday April 30, 2005 at 10:30 PM
Regal Battery Park 7 – 102 North End Avenue New York, NY 10282
Synopsis: Images and words have the power to shape public conscience; journalists bear witness to the weight of history, reminding us that the world extends beyond our backyards. Bearing Witness tells the stories of intrepid reporters who take substantial personal risks as they cover the world’s hot spots. These women provide a unique view of life inside Iraq told from a first hand perspective that doesn’t make it to our televisions. Their stories will take the audience on an important journey into the often intense, personal, dramatic and compelling stories that too often go unnoticed. We will experience the risks taken and the personal toll the field takes on the reporters willing to brave the world’s war zones.
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