This moving and sometimes shocking film shows the lives behind some of the strongest photos taken in Jerusalem the West Bank and Gaza during the conflict “If we want to stay 100% safe, we cannot cover this story” says Reinhard, the head of the Reuters photo bureau in Israel. “Our job is to limit the risk as much as possible.”
Reinhard Krause, a German, heads a team of photojournalists made up of local Israelis and Palestinians and we follow both sides as they cover disasters such suicide bombings, demonstrations and funerals. Few of us stop to think how our stories and pictures come to us but with unprecedented access “Shooting Under Fire” shows us the full emotional process, highlighting the difficult moral decisions than await even the toughest of snappers. It captures the extreme oppressive atmosphere that surrounds people’s lives in Israel.
Produced by Context TV GmbH 2005 for National Geographic international and WDR
DVD, 72 Min
The inside story of
the image makers in israel
Ein Film von Sascha Mirzoeff
und Bettina Borgfeld