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Under Fire: Journalists In Combat

Under Fire: Journalists In Combat (2011)

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Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Under Fire: Journalists In Combat is about the psychological and emotional toll of covering wars. A key member of our team is Dr Anthony Feinstein, the psychiatrist who has been virtually on-call to CNN, CBS, BBC, Reuters and other international news outfits. Among the participants are major war journalists from such outfits as the New York Times; BBC, Times of London and others. This film will weave portraits of journalists - some who have done well and some not so well - and some who have

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Martyn Burke

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Harrowing documentary details the traumas of combat journalism.

December 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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Sometimes agonizingly powerful.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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Under Fire reckons with its subject in straightforward but engrossingly tough-minded fashion.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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For once the talking-heads format is satisfying. You want to hear these thoughtful, articulate and sometimes self-lacerating men and women describe their experiences and traumas.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Important and gripping, with a focus on PTSD.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Fascinating and often devastating.

November 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics.

January 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Concentrates on the psychological damage of combat journalism and does so with intensity and precision.

December 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics
Monsters and Critics

The war correspondents in Under Fire describe the many effects of trauma, from the adrenalin rush in combat to the agonies that follow.

December 7, 2011 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

[R]eveals the personal cost of bringing first-hand information of conflict and war beyond borders [in a] sympathetic tribute.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
Film-Forward.com

An involving, Oscar-shortlisted documentary look at a razor's-edge occupation, as well as the coping mechanisms of the human brain under stress.

November 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

...captures the horror of war better than anything Steven Spielberg has ever done, showing real people dead and dying, combatants trying to kill the correspondents, and the aftermath of what covering a war does to their psyche.

November 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Tolucan Times
Tolucan Times

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