Dying to Tell the Story (1997)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Journalism, Military & War, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film is a moving tribute to the brave efforts of photojournalists who cover wars. The photojournalist is often the unsung hero who risks life and limb to bring the story to television viewers. One such story of courage is that of Dan Eldon, who was stoned to death in 1993, in Somalia, while covering the war there. He was 22 years old when he died. His extraordinary story is told by his sister, on camera interviewer, Amy Eldon. Her brother's fate is just one of many chronicled in the film, along with interviews with well known figures in photojournalism. The film helps answer the question of why would anyone risk the loss of one's life to bring the news of war to the world.



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