PEABODY AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY, UNDER FIRE: JOURNALISTS IN COMBAT
Re-airing on Documentary Channel, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM EST.
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CONTACT: Martyn Burke at martyn@martynburke. com
Laura Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRIBUTION: Content Media Corporation
Coming in 2012-2013 to BSkyB, UK/Canal Plus, France and Poland/Al Arabiya, Dubai/ SBS, Australia/Wananchi, Africa/MBC, UAE/Odissea, Spain/RTV, Slovenia/Swedish Educational/ Pakistan Television/ERR, Estonia/ART Media, CIS and Baltics/LIC Beijing, China/Viewcom, Belgium
Only two journalists were killed in World War I. Sixty-three journalists were killed in World War II. In the last two decades almost a journalist a week has been killed, with the dead numbering in the thousands. The conclusions are obvious. Journalism in times of war has become an increasingly lethal endeavor - and extremely traumatic – as journalists are now viewed as natural targets by combatants; subject to kidnapping, torture and even beheadings. With journalists facing these new realities, UNDER FIRE weaves together combat footage and first-hand accounts by the journalists who were there to reveal what they see, think and feel as they confront the physical danger and savagery of war. (Running time – 1:30)
Directed and Produced by Martyn Burke.
Produced by Anthony Feinstein