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  • Summary: A film about the American photographer James Nachtwey -- his motivation, his fears and his daily routine as a war photographer.
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  1. Indelible images and brilliant use of unconventional music make this a nonfiction film that must be seen – and heard – to be believed.
  2. What's remarkable is how often the photographer's subjects allow themselves to be caught on film; it's as if they understood implicitly that Nachtwey was there not only to agitate for reform but to memorialize their agony. He does both.
  3. 75
    A misleadingly bland title for a gripping documentary.
  4. Finally, the film answers a question that obviously haunts Nachtwey: Is it immoral, callous or irresponsible to win fame and recognition from images of the terror, death and suffering of others?
  5. Nachtwey's pictures tell a tale of grief and suffering, and Frei's you-are-there approach gives those photos startling immediacy.
  6. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    50
    The scenes of death, starvation, and destruction are affecting, but they don't say much about the actual subject of the film.

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