Screening: Deadline Every Second + Q&A

Screening September 21, 2012 7:00 PM

How do you keep your distance in a war zone? How do you switch from covering a fashion show to photographing the collapse of the Twin Towers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks? How do you remain a fly on the wall when civilians are being injured? Or make a unique picture of the British Prime Minister on Downing Street?

In Deadline Every Second, we see Tadra Todras-Whitehill in a flak jacket and gas mask photographing Palestinian protesters clashing with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Ramallah; Lefteris Pitarakis photographing the then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Richard Drew on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Every day newspapers, magazines and websites around the world show photographs distributed by the Associated Press. Deadline Every Second follows 12 top photographers in eight countries as they cover war, political clashes, the financial markets, natural disasters.

The film gives the viewer a peak behind the scenes of the world’s largest news picture agency working to meet the demands of a non-stop news cycle.

In these 12 unique portraits, filmmaker Kenneth Kobre follows the photojournalists as they share their strategies for capturing just the right moment, explain their working procedures and tell the stories behind well-known shots taken in the past.
Director: Kenneth Kobre
Duration: 58′
Year: 2011