Screening – Shooting Under Fire

Screening April 26, 2010 7:00 PM

Shooting Under Fire follows Reinhard Krause, Reuters’ former chief photographer in Israel, in the last few weeks of his four-year assignment working with his team of local Israeli and Palestinian photographers tand trying to give an objective portrayal of events.

The film shows how the objectivity and balance that Reuters’ reputation is built on is tested in one of the world’s most politically intractable and polarised conflict zones. Shooting Under Fire explores what can and can’t be published and what it means to maintain balance as journalists define what is "newsworthy" in a place where death, despair and oppression are commonplace.

Director: Sacha Mirzoeff
Producer: Context TV Gmbh, Berlin, 2005
Featured Photographer: Reinhard Krause, Reuters