Friday, August 28, 2009

Bearing Witness: Five Years of the Iraq War

At this year's Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival there is a new Web Documentary award category. One of the nine finalists is from Reuters "Bearing Witness: Five Years of the Iraq War". It is a profoundly disturbing and very graphic five minute multimedia presentation. Something we would never see on television, not in the U.S. anyway. It reminded me of when Michael Ware talked about the footage he took in Fallujah, Nov. '04 that jars the sensitivities and depicts the terrifying experience of what war is really like.

1 comment:

maxie1218 said...

The imagery and the narrative were amazing and intense. Very horrific reminder of what the Iraqi people, journalists and our soldiers have had to endure. The sad part is that Iraq continues to be very fragile but it is not getting the attention it deserves. Having said that we have some amazing reporters from all over the world that continue to risk their lives to get their stories on air or in print.

Thanks for the post.