Documentary Screening

Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 10:51

Columbia J-School, 6:30P Thursday, January 19, Stabile Student Center:
Enter through 115th Street Gate of Columbia University.
The documentary "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat" weaves combat footage with first-hand accounts by journalists who reveal what they saw, thought and felt as they confronted both the savagery of war and the insatiable 24-hour news cycle. The film and discussion are co-sponsored by International News Safety Institute, the OPC and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Following the film Dr. Anthony Feinstein will talk about the documentary and conduct a Q&A.

RSVP to the OPC office by calling 212-626-9220 or

Writer/director Martyn Burke has made several documentaries about war for PBS, HBO and TNT. Anthony Feinstein is a psychiatrist, trained in South Africa and London and is now at the University of Toronto. He has been a spokesman for major networks about the psychological cost of covering war. The many repercussions of war are discussed in the film from Christina Lamb of The Sunday Times (England) "It seemed really, really stupid to die in that field in Afghanistan." to Chris Hedges, formerly of The New York Times "In the same way a drug physically breaks down an addict, I was being broken down by war."