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CELEBRATED photographer Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time when the newspaper was widely recognised as being at the cutting edge of international investigative photo-journalism.
During that period he covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent: from civil war in Cyprus, the war in Vietnam and the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in swinging 60s London.
This new documentary from the producers of the award-winning Senna and directed by Jacqui Morris uses rich, detailed archive footage and incredible in-depth interviews to reveal the truth behind McCullin’s hard-hitting and controversial images, piecing together his remarkable story in truly breathtaking style.
Morris commented: “Two years ago Don McCullin agreed to me making a film about his life. He‘d always said that he wished people could hear his pictures.
“I wanted to try and meet that challenge and make a documentary, not just about photographs taken by one the world’s most acclaimed photographers, but tell the story of his emotional journey behind the camera‘s lens.
“As someone who has known Don for many years, I know that behind each picture is a story; many, a night-mare. And even though some in the latter category are over fifty years old, he says ‘they come back on a regular basis, as fresh as if it was happening today, as if to haunt me’.”
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Running time: 89mins
UK DVD Release: February 25, 2013