Title........: Targets: Reporters In Iraq
Runtime......: 00:47:03 (70,575 fr)
Languages....: English, Arabic
Translations.: English subtitles
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Never before have journalists been the target of violence to the
degree they are now in Iraq. This documentary looks at how kidnappings
and decapitations have become a real threat to those practising this
profession. The Iranian-Canadian documentary filmmaker and news
correspondent Maziar Bahari discusses the effect violence has had on
the lives of journalists, and how it influences their work.
Correspondent Hannah Allam explains to what extent violence has
penetrated her life. Her interpreter's family was murdered and a
colleague was shot at an American checkpoint. Nevertheless, Hannah
continues with her work, albeit with very limited freedom of movement.
Canadian journalist Scott Taylor was abducted and tortured in Iraq.
Still, he travels back to Iraq, but this time embedded, to tell the
soldiers about his experiences and to confront one of his kidnappers.
Also featured in Targets: Reporters In Iraq is Giuliana Sgrena, the
Italian journalist whose rescuer died during her ride to freedom and
the Frenchman Christian Chesnot who was also abducted.