We're pleased to be showing the fantastic documentary film, War Photographer that documents the work of James Nachtwey who is one of today's generations most prolific photo journalists and documentary photographer who has covered countless wars. We will screen the movie at The Pavilion on February 1st, 2012 at 7pm.
It would be a challenge to find a single war in the last 20 years that Nachtwey has not covered. His first foreign assignment was to cover civil strife in Northern Ireland
in 1981 during the IRA hunger strike. Since then, Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts and critical social issues. He has worked on extensive photographic essays in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Romania, Brazil and the United States.
Though one might assume him to be a hardened war-veteran. Nachtwey is instead a shy and soft spoken individual, without a doubt brave, and resilient considering he has likely seen more suffering and dying than anyone else of our time.
The Swiss author, director and producer Christian Frei followed Nachtwey for two years into the wars in
Indonesia, Kosovo, Palestine, using special micro-cameras attached to Nachtwey’s camera. The resulting imagery offers the viewer a glimpse into the world through Nachtwey's eyes, searching for the decisive moment amidst dire circumstances.
War Photographer is one documentary you must see. Place yourself in the shoes of a photo journalist, if only for 96 minutes. Join us on Wednesday February 1st, at the Pavilion Downtown.
Meet fellow photographers at 7pm, film screening begins at 7:30pm sharp. Seating is first come first serve, in which case it's better to be early!