- Film Screening: Shooting Under Fire
25 February 7:00 pm
"It's easy to make nice pictures... much more difficult to understand the whole story... to find the truth is nearly impossible." Reinhard Krause
HOST Gallery is pleased to announce a screening of Sacha Mirzoeff's film Shooting Under Fire.
This event is curated by Andy Preston and Charlie Milligan
Shooting Under Fire documents the work of Reuters photojournalists working in the Middle East in 2004 covering the news: terrorist attacks, suicide bombers, demonstrations, funerals. Reinhard Kruse, head of Reuters bureau for the Middle East, and his team of local photographers in Israel and Palestine, seek to cover both sides of the story in this long strife-drawn region, to make sense of events and tell the story. Made five years ago, it would be hard to say that much had changed since then.
As an important global news agency, Reuters prides itself on its aims of objectivity and absence of bias, indeed its reputation rests on those ideals. This film tests the limits of those goals in, arguably, one of the most politically intractable and polarised situations in the world. It casts a unique editorial glance on what is 'newsworthy' in a place where death, despair and even oppression are commonplace - what in other words makes news consumers of us all. But at the same time the strength of the images that the team produce day in, day out - and under fire - stand out with a strange, almost incongruous beauty - a paradox indeed.
Thursday 25 February 2010,
6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start
After 7pm rsvps can not be guaranteed a seat.
Door entry is £5 Foto8 Magazine members and students, and £8 to all others
Please email rsvp [at] foto8.com to reserve your place
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