EIFF 2011 - Five to try: Conflict and Reportage
Our picks for the Edinburgh International Film Festival's outsider strands
This article is from 2011.
Frontline Club: Martin Bell presents Salvador
Broadcasting and politics’ ‘man in the white suit’ says of this event: ‘I tend to walk out of films about wars that I reported on. I walked out of Oliver Stone’s Salvador when I first saw it in 1986, so that’s why it will be interesting to revisit it. I remember he satirised a female reporter I know in the film and made her out to be stupid when she wasn’t. Maybe time will force me to reassess my opinion of the film.’
Filmhouse, Sat 25 Jun, 12.15pm.
Hell and Back Again
Filmmaker Danfung Dennis followed a US Marine company as they launched a major bloody assault on the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, but it’s what happens afterwards that is the real killer. This powerful documentary is new artistic director James Mullighan’s hot tip for the festival.
Festival Theatre, 7.30pm, Sat 25 Jun (veteran’s screening) & George Square Theatre, Sun 26 Jun, 4pm.
The Bang Bang Club
UK premiere of this drama based on the memoir of two photo-journalists. Ryan Phillippe stars.
Filmhouse, Tue 21 Jun, 10.10pm & Sat 25 Jun, 7.50pm.
Frontline Club: Future of War Reporting
Leading photojournalists Danfung Dennis, Teru Kawayama and Balazs Gardi discuss and demonstrate how technology is changing conflict reportage.
Filmhouse, Sun 26 Jun, 12.15pm.
Frontline Club: Inigo Gilmore – Covering Conflict
Martin Bell in conversation with award-winning independent war journalist Gilmore.
Festivalhouse@Teviot – Debating Hall, Fri 24 Jun, 5.15pm.