Shooting Robert King now available on DVD
The Frontline Club is proud to announce the release of “Shooting Robert King” on DVD.
Filmed over 15 years by director Richard Parry and Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith, “Shooting Robert King” has been referred to as “the best war doc I have ever seen,” by Nick Broomfield.
After an incredible festival run that took the film from Toronto to Washington, and London to Texas, the film has also been screened on BBC 4. Now with 90 minutes of special features, including the “Making Of” and further adventures with Robert King, the DVD offers an even greater look at the life of a war correspondent.
The official synopsis reads: “At times war photographer Robert King resembles a heroic misfit straight out of the pages of Scoop, thrown into the heart of battle, struggling to adapt to the brutal environment he finds himself in. Occasionally comic, often touching, more often dark, Shooting Robert King, the tale of Robert King, is a unique and personal journey, a film which follows him over 15 years and through three wars.
His journey starts in Sarajevo in 1993, a 23-year-old fresh out of Art College and prepared to dodge bullets on the front line dreaming of a Pulitzer Prize. His dream proves elusive. Fired by his photo agency and struggling to make ends meet, any swashbuckling allusions Robert holds for the career he has chosen quickly evaporate: as he realises this is one of the toughest professions in the world. Despite himself, Robert stays in the game, over time establishing himself as a respected professional, his work making the front covers of global media titles.
Over 15 years Shooting Robert King records Robert’s life from boy to man, to husband and father. It is a biography, which leads from reckless naivety to maturity hardened by war and softened by family. It is a story, which forces Robert to inevitably question why he chose a profession, which involves an endless trail of death and destruction.”
The documentary is now available on Amazon, Play.com, and LoveFilm, or by clicking on the links below.
Written by Paige Gresty