A film by Christian Frei
96 minutes, documentary, color, English & German w/ subtitles, 2001
The great photojournalist Robert Capa said "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." James Nachtwey, a committed, shy man, considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time, has been close enough for over 20 years - a period in which he has not missed a single war.
War Photographer follows Nachtwey for two years to hot spots including Kosovo, the West Bank, and Indonesia, as he searches for a picture he thinks he can publish. Special video micro-cameras were attached to Nachtwey's still camera, a technique which allowed viewers, for the first time in the history of movies about photographers, the most intimate insight into the work of a photojournalist.
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE! Best Documentary Feature
"Startling...engrossing! See the world through Nachtwey's eyes." - The New York Times
" Eloquent...extraordinary!" - San Francisco Chronicle
"A remarkable film about a remarkable man." - Los Angeles Times
"Startling immediacy." - NY Daily News
"A great photojournalist and a genuine hero." - New York Magazine
"An instant classic." - Variety
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● Interviews with James Nachtwey & director Christian Frei