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War & truth [videorecording] /
Under Fire Films presents a film by Michael Samstag ; produced by Debbie Etchison and Michael Samstag ; original story concept by Debbie Etchison ; directed by Michael Samstag.
imprint
[Canoga Park CA] : Cinema Libre Sudio, c2007.
description
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1595870563, 9781595870568
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Canoga Park CA] : Cinema Libre Sudio, c2007.
isbn
1595870563
9781595870568
standard identifier
881394102620
publisher #
CLS1026
abstract
War & Truth chronicles the history of embedded journalists from WWII to today. When the United States went to war with Iraq, more than two thousand journalists charged across the Iraqi desert to document history and send the story home. Not everything they saw made it into the newspaper or onto the television news. This film details the courage and frustrations of journalists who risk their lives on the front lines. It dares to bring to light the images you won"t see on the news and explores the true story of what it really means when a nation goes to war.
catalogue key
6361296
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, all regions ; NTSC.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-03-01:
This documentary examines the role of the photojournalist in war, looking at how the news media have portrayed war visually from World War II through Iraq. Dozens of cameramen and reporters talk onscreen about editorial decisions in choosing images and the personal risks they face. Between and over their comments, the film intercuts their sometimes graphic photos and footage. While these professionals discuss how the media have covered the war in Iraq-many of them say the depiction of violence has been too sanitized-the overall impact of the documentary is to make the viewer think about the sacrifice and commitment of journalists covering conflicts. The reasonable price and thought-provoking message make this highly recommended for most libraries and essential for journalism collections. The superb but pricey War Made Easy (Video Reviews, LJ 12/07) is a more focused look at the lack of media scrutiny of the Iraq war. Both are highly recommended.-Lawrence R. Maxted, Gannon Univ. Lib., Erie, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, March 2008
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War and Truth chronicles the history of embedded journalists from WWII to today. When the United States went to war with Iraq, more than two thousand journalists charged across the Iraqi desert to document history and send the story home. Not everything they saw made it into the newspaper or onto the television news. This film details the courage and frustrations of journalists who risk their lives on the front lines. It dares to bring to light the images you won't see on the news and explores the true story of what it really means when a nation goes to war.

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