Film: UNDER THE WIRE w/Catherine Colvin, Marie Colvin’s sister & Paul Conroy, Photojournalist (via Skype) for Q&A
*This event is co-sponsored by the Stony Brook School of Journalism’s The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting
Under The Wire is a chilling and inspiring documentary about Marie Colvin the celebrated Sunday Times correspondent and photojournalist Paul Conroy as they enter war-ravaged Syria in February of 2012 to cover the plight of trapped and slaughtered civilians in Homs, a city under siege by the Syrian Army. For Colvin, who constantly tested her limits in conflict zones across the globe, this was to be her last mission. Deliberately targeted by Syria’s top leaders, she was killed in a rocket attack that also gravely wounded Conroy, who eventually managed to escape. As he recounts in his memoir, Under The Wire, he reluctantly left behind many others in desperate need, but was urged to “go out and tell the world.” Using contemporaneous footage, much shot under siege and on the run, Colvin, Conroy and others recall in the film the terrors they endured, the events leading up to Colvin’s death and Conroy’s hair-raising and courageous escape. It is a powerful reminder that journalists who put themselves in harm’s way to expose the truth about war and genocide are not the enemies of the people, but are their voices and champions.
Guest Speakers for Q&A: Catherine Colvin, Marie’s sister, who will be joined via skype by Photojournalist Paul Conroy.
*Individual General Admission Advance Tickets: $8 or buy discounted 2019 Spring Series Pass, good for all 7 films in the series at: www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/spring-2019/
**Pass holders guaranteed seating at all films as long as they arrive at least 15 minutes before screening.
***Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the screening (no credit cards, please).