Official Selection: Sheffield Doc Fest
Oh my, my, my…what a fantastic documentary.
Marie Colvin is one of the most iconic and recognisable war correspondents of our time. Following conflict from one continent to another, she was a fearless witness to injustice, brutality and the futility of war in some of the most dangerous locations on the planet.
Instantly recognisable by her eyepatch (a result of losing an eye in an ambush in Sri Lanka), Colvin is accompanied by her long-time friend and photographer Paul Conroy to cover the Syrian conflict from as close as she possibly could. From the outset we’re catapulted in the epicentre of this devastating war through a clandestine entry into Homs. Colvin and Conroy are shuttled from one vehicle to another, illegally cross borders and gain entry through an underground network of storm water drains through which the city is supplied with provisions, with Conroy filming every moment.
Thrilling, terrifying, tense, unrelenting, explosive, harrowing and about as tightly wound as you will see, this documentary is the real thing – a true document of a true moment and of true courage.
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