DVD Release: Witness: A World in Conflict Through A Lens

DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: HBO/Warner


War photographers aim thier lenses at the world's most heated conflict zones in Witness.

Witness: A World in Conflict Through A Lens

Witness: A World in Conflict Through A Lens is a four-part HBO Documentary Films TV miniseries that examines present-day conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South Sudan and Brazil, as shown through the lenses of three war photographers.

Some of the world’s most dangerous places are never declared war zones, but cities and regions where drug trafficking, poverty, gang violence, political corruption and ethnic warfare have combined to create the most violent hotspots on Earth. Only a handful of photojournalists remain in these zones major news organizations have left, armed with just their cameras, to document what’s happening and attempt to make sense of the complicated issues that perpetuate in these locations. Witness follows three young combat photographers—Eros Hoagland, who explores the gang-and-drug related violence in both Juarez, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Michael Christopher Brown, who chronicles escalating ethnic tensions in the wake of Gaddafi’s ouster last year in Libya; and Véronique de Viguerie, who follows the “Arrow Boys” and their fight against Gen. Kony in South Sudan—as  they struggle to capture a small piece of the truth in the moment.

The three photojournalists’ work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Paris Match, The Guardian and many other publications.

Witness: A World in Conflict Through A Lens, which premiered on HBO in November, 2012, is exec produced by Michael Mann (Collateral) and acclaimed documentary director David Frankham.
 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.