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
"A great photojournalist and a genuine hero!"
- Peter Ranier, New York Magazine
"A remarkable film about a remarkable man." -
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Eloquent, Extraordinary!" - San Francisco
"An Instant Classic!" - Variety
Inferno by James Nachtwey
Humanity in War: 150 years of the Red Cross in Photographs by James Nachtwey and Caroline Moorehead
- Interviews with James Nachtwey & Christian Frei
- Trailer; Crew; Protagonist; Locations
- Scene selections
- Original languages: English & German
Release Year: 2001
Running Time: 96 minutes