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Under Fire: Journalists in Combat

Under Fire

2011 (Martyn Burke) G, 90 minutes

Only two journalists were killed in World War I. Iraq has so far claimed 120. The recent Libyan uprising has already claimed the lives of four and global conflict looks set to continue…

War journalism has become an increasingly lethal endeavour. Not only are correspondents viewed as targets, they are often subject to kidnappings, torture and even beheadings. 

Under Fire, a Canadian documentary, weaves together portraits of these journalists and photographers; those who have survived physically, but have succumbed emotionally to what they have witnessed.

Inspired by the work of Dr Anthony Feinstein, the psychiatrist who has been on retainer to many of the world’s major news networks and publications, Under Fire looks at the psychological cost of war as seen through the eyes of combat journalists whose stories make up this powerful and unique film.

Mercury Media

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