Tuesday, 27 October, 7:00 PM
Christian Frei, Switzerland, 2001.
A film about the American photographer James Nachtwey, about his motivation, his fears, and his daily routine as a war photographer. Director and producer Christian Frei followed Nachtwey for two years into the wars in Indonesia, Kosovo, Palestine, and used special micro-cameras attached to James Nachtwey’s photo-camera. The result is the viewer being able to see a famous photographer looking for the decisive moment. We hear every breath of the photographer. For the first time in the history of movies about photographers, this technique allowed an authentic insight into the work of a concerned photo-journalist.
FREE. All Ackland Film Forum screenings are held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.