Shooting Under Fire

Shooting Under Fire" vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world's least desirable jobs -- photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken by Reuters' Jerusalem photo chief Reinhard Krause and his staff of both Jews and Arabs.

With:
With: Reinhard Krause, Gil Cohen Magen, Nir Eviv, Suhaib Salem, Ahmed Jadallah.

Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken by Reuters’ Jerusalem photo chief Reinhard Krause and his staff of both Jews and Arabs. Pic exists in both a German-language 43-minute cut and English-language 73-minute one. Though specialized theatrical is possible, primary exposure will be broadcast.

Mild-mannered Teuton Krause, no stranger to global conflicts, articulates the mix of caution, hubris, local connections, professional distance and emotional instinct necessary to operate as a lenser in such high-stress circumstances. Military checkpoints and daily crises, including two suicide bombings whose aftermaths we witness, ratchet up the danger-level — one snapper almost loses both legs in an explosion. There are also ethical questions of exploitation and culpability, as when the presence of photogs is said to encourage young Palestinian stone-throwers. Editorial style verges on hyperbolic, but camerawork is fearlessly immediate. Some imagery is extremely gruesome.

Shooting Under Fire

Germany-Israel

Production: A Solid Entertainment release of a Context TV production in association with National Geographic Intl. Produced by Andreas Bremer. Executive producer, Daniel Petry. Co-producer, Margie Bryant. Directed by Sacha Mirzoeff, Bettina Borgfeld.

Crew: Camera (color, DigiBeta), Ted Giffords, Mirzoeff, Borgfeld; editor, Darren Flaxstone; music, Barnaby Taylor. Reviewed at San Francisco Film Festival, April 26, 2006. Hebrew, English, Arabic dialogue. Running time: 72 MIN.

With: With: Reinhard Krause, Gil Cohen Magen, Nir Eviv, Suhaib Salem, Ahmed Jadallah.

More Film

  • Machine Gun Kelly'Bright' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Machine Gun Kelly to Play Tommy Lee in Netflix's Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt'

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

  • Brett Haley Hearts Beat Loud

    Sundance: Brett Haley on 'Hearts Beat Loud' and Making Indie Films for Middle America

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

  • Lionsgate Power Rangers

    Lionsgate Stock Jumps on Takeover Speculation

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

  • Fifty Shades Freed

    'Fifty Shades Freed' to Tie Up $37 Million in Opening Weekend

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

  • Robert Redford Sundance 2018

    Robert Redford Says #MeToo Movement Will Give Women More Opportunities in Hollywood

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

  • American Animals

    First Look at Poster for Buzzy Sundance Heist Film 'American Animals' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

  • Indie Sales Acquires Claus Drexel’s Political

    Indie Sales Acquires Claus Drexel's Political Documentary 'America' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shooting Under Fire” vividly captures the reality of what might strike most as one of the world’s least desirable jobs — photojournalist in the de facto war zones of Israel and Palestine. Though occasionally slick and dynamic to a fault given the oft-grim content, docu generally avoids thrill-seeking or glorifying while portraying the risks undertaken […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content