Under Fire: Journalists in Combat
Wednesday, 9.30pm, SBS One This affecting documentary is about the psychology of war reporting. In their own words, journalists and photo-journalists speak of what it is like to work in a war zone. Certainly it is a moving portrayal of skilled, passionate people who sometimes risk everything for a great story or photograph. But it is also a cavalcade of the world’s deepest miseries. There are stories here that break the hearts of the toughest correspondents. Over his own footage of war zones, Jon Steele reads from his book War Junkie. Christina Lamb, of The Sunday Times, reflects on her experiences in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Iraq. As we see them, war photographer Finbarr O’Reilly, pictured, discusses the images he has taken that mean most to him. We also see vision of him as he documents the hellish aftermath of a NATO strike in Libya. Not for the faint of heart.