Under Fire: Journalists In Combat (2011)
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 survived physically but succumbed emotionally to what they went through. Many are now able to put their emotional odysseys into perspective, while others are still severely troubled. -- (C) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for Under Fire: Journalists In Combat
Under Fire reckons with its subject in straightforward but engrossingly tough-minded fashion.
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.
This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics.
Concentrates on the psychological damage of combat journalism and does so with intensity and precision.
The war correspondents in Under Fire describe the many effects of trauma, from the adrenalin rush in combat to the agonies that follow.
[R]eveals the personal cost of bringing first-hand information of conflict and war beyond borders [in a] sympathetic tribute.
An involving, Oscar-shortlisted documentary look at a razor's-edge occupation, as well as the coping mechanisms of the human brain under stress.
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