Veillées d'armes: Histoire du journalisme en temps de guerre (1994)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Media Studies, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 229 min.  |   Countries - Germany , France , United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This highly intellectual European documentary examines the benefits and moral basis for war reporting in the 20th century. It is done in two separate films that are part of a three-part project. The acclaimed documentarian Max Ophüls is featured in both films. Included is archival footage, movie clips, interviews, and the reminiscence of Ophüls as he depicts the attempts of journalists to find the truth about the various 20th century wars. The truth is often very difficult to find. Most of the documentaries focus upon the current war in Sarajevo.



archival-footage, challenge, ethics, Hollywood, journalism, mass-media, war-correspondent, war