This documentary feature covers the life and work of renowned photo-journalist Don McCullin.
It charts his escape from a poor violent upbringing and explores his coverage of many wars including those in Vietnam, Cyprus and Congo.
McCullin himself contributes greatly to the film and attempts to explain how he coped with documenting some horrendous scenes of inhumanity while retaining his own sanity and surviving some very precarious situations.
I hadn’t heard of the man prior to watching this but he is a very interesting and articulate guy. The story is peppered with images taken by McCullin, some of which are very powerful indeed.
This documentary will appeal to those interested in how conflicts are covered in the media and also how the politics of newspapers in Great Britain have developed.
McCullin is available on
in the UK
Ric’s Rating: Good.