Friday, April 15, 2011
[Trailer] The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War
The above photograph was taken by Kevin Carter in Sudan in March 1993. Carter, a South African, was a member of The Bang Bang Club, a group of photojournalists who focused on covering South Africa during the death rattle years of Apartheid.
On May 23, 1994, Carter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the above photograph. On July 27, 1994, Carter took his own life.
Other members of The Bang Bang Club were Ken Oosterbroek (killed in Thokoza township by friendly fire on April 18, 1994), Joao Silva (lost both legs to a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010), and Greg Marinovich.
The film adaptation of the book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and will be released in theaters in the United States on April 22, 2011; however, it should be available on Video on Demand in the United States on April 20, 2011.
Click here for a documentary about The Bang Bang Club (embedding was disabled).
The "Jim" the person is referring to in the above video is James Natchwey: