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1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
For over 20 years, photojournalist James Nachtwey has been visiting war-torn countries such as Kosovo and Rwanda, capturing the destruction on film. While merely an observer, he still feels the immediate effects of the ravaged lands. The stark images are contrasted by Nachtwey's calm reserve as he fends off accusations of exploiting tragedy. Director Christian Frei attaches a small video camera to Nachtwey's still camera for a bird's-eye view of destruction, pain, and ultimately, hope.

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Director: Christian Frei

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

War Photographer (2002)

Release Date: June 19th, 2002|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Extraordinary. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Nachtwey's pictures tell a tale of grief and suffering, and Frei's you-are-there approach gives those photos startling immediacy. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Indelible images and brilliant use of unconventional music make this a nonfiction film that must be seen – and heard – to be believed. show more

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