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Under the Wire

Chris Martin | 95min | Storbritannien

  • År: 2018
  • Språk: Engelska, Arabiska
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Originaltitel: Under the Wire
  • Svensk Premiär

Marie Colvin var vår tids mest betydande krigskorrespondent. Det här är den oerhört gripande historien om hennes sista uppdrag i Syrien.

Den 13 februari 2012 passerade reportern Marie Colvin tillsammans med fotografen Paul Conroy gränsen till det krigshärjade Syrien, fast beslutna att skildra situationen för den utsatta civilbefolkningen i den belägrade staden Homs. Med arkivbilder, intervjuer och framför allt Conroys starka och intensiva berättelse, tecknas ett rikt porträtt av en kvinna fast besluten att till varje pris nå ut med sina vittnesmål om krigets fasor. Under the Wire ger en skrämmande inblick i kriget i Syrien, och en osminkad beskrivning av krigsjournalistikens villkor. Det handlar om detta arbetes värde, men också dess pris. Ett pris som inte minst Marie Colvin fick betala.

- Johan Blomqvist

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Chris Martin

Regissör: Chris Martin

Chris began his career working for Britain’s C4 Dispatches and ITV’s World In Action, leading undercover investigations specialising in the arms trade. Chris has produced and directed documentaries and drama docs for all the major UK and US networks.

vividly remember sitting down to read the draft copy of Paul’s book, Under The Wire, on which the film was based, and giving myself a reasonable three days to finish it. And I can still remember turning the last page and looking up at the clock – it was 4 am. I hadn’t put it down. Most of all, it’s a film about journalism. In these strange times of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ twitter storms, journalism seems to have become an almost defiled occupation. I believe we need to fight against this. At its best, it is still an honourable calling, vital to how we make sense of the world. Marie Colvin died doing what she had spent her whole life doing: trying to give voice to the powerless, putting her life on the line to save others. Countless other, less famous, journalists across the world strive to do the same on a daily basis. This film is a celebration not just of Marie and Paul, but of all of them as well. I only hope I have done it justice

Producent:
Tom Brisley
Manusförfattare:
Chris Martin
Fotograf:
Steve Organ
Klippare:
Dudley Sargeant
Musik:
Glenn Gregory, Berenice Scott
Medverkande:
Julian Lewis Jones, Ziad Abaza, Janine Birkett, Karine Myriam Lapouble
Kontakt:
Dogwoof , info@dogwoof.com
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 2007 The War on Democracy, Doc; 2005 Stoned in Suburbia, Doc.
Originaltitel:
Under the Wire