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A poet on the frontline : the reportage of Ryszard Kapuscinski

Author: Gabrielle Pfeiffer; T O Sterrett; Epix Film Production.; New York Center for Visual History.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Gabrielle Pfeiffer, [2004?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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A documentary portrait of writer Ryszard Kapuscinski. This program will introduce audiences to the famous daredevil war correspondent and one of the world's most important contemporary literary figures. Known as "Indiana Jones with a notepad," Kapuscinski is a legend among his peers who has been looking for the truths of human experience in the most dangerous places. Filmmaker Gabrielle Pfeiffer traveled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Ryszard Kapuściński; Ryszard Kapuściński
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle Pfeiffer; T O Sterrett; Epix Film Production.; New York Center for Visual History.
OCLC Number: 499127209
Language Note: In English and some Polish with English voiceover.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 2004.
Credits: Editor, Holly Fisher ; director of photography, Tom Hurwitz ; music by T.O. Sterrett ; texts read by Gavin Hodge.
Performer(s): Texts read by Gavin Hodge.
Description: 1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Responsibility: a film by Gabrielle Pfeiffer ; a production of Epix Film Production, Inc. and the New York Center for Visual History ; directed, produced by Gabrielle Pfeiffer.

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A documentary portrait of writer Ryszard Kapuscinski. This program will introduce audiences to the famous daredevil war correspondent and one of the world's most important contemporary literary figures. Known as "Indiana Jones with a notepad," Kapuscinski is a legend among his peers who has been looking for the truths of human experience in the most dangerous places. Filmmaker Gabrielle Pfeiffer traveled with Kapuscinski in four countries, capturing his true character, his passion, his humor and his demons. Her film interweaves Kapuscinski's childhood as a refugee in Poland during WWII, with his later experiences on the battlefields of the Third World, in a poetic reverie of the tragedy and the absurdity of war. It also looks at the lines between journalism and literature, and challenges of the writer in the face of censorship.

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