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Friday, April 20, 2012

THE BANG BANG CLUB

By D.E.Levine


A Tribeca Film Festival Selection

 Based on the true story of a quartet of combat photographers who documented the South African civil war in the 1990s that pit Naleson Mandela and his African National Congress against the existing government and the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party.


The four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek - were bonded by their desire to tell the truth and the fast friendship what formed as they continually risked their lives to get photos.

Their photos told the truth about the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa.  During this time the four did what was probably their best work, including two winning Pulitzer Prizes.

But the life and the sacrifices took a heavy toll, including some actual deaths.  Their story was recounted in a book of the same name written by Marinovich and Silva.  The film,written and directed by Steven Silver, an award winning writer/director, explores the moral questions as well as the thrill and danger of exposing the truth.