Being a photojournalist usually means working somewhat under the radar. Even though we see their work every day in magazines and newspapers, the person behind the photograph is usually unknown to us. In »Hondros« director Greg Campbell manages to depict both the art and the artist, both the man that was Chris Hondros and the work that established his reputation – the vivid images he sent back from conflict zones all over the world.

Hondros is perhaps best known for his work during the war in Iraq, but he was prepared to go anywhere if he thought his work could contribute to change. The former friend and colleague Campbell paints a portrait that is both emotional and personal yet keeps track of the big picture. The film itself also explores this dichotomy between journalistic objectivity and personal engagement, tracing several instances where Hondros chose to take action in the face of despair – a humanistic approach that he lived by both privately and professionally.

Hondros poster
Title
Hondros
Director
Greg Campbell
Country
USA
Length
93 min
Festival
2017
Section
Documania
Language
English
Subtitle
English subtitles
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2017
Original title
Hondros
Producer
Riva Maker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gary Michael Walters, Daniel Junge, Mike Shum, Geoff
Script
Greg Campbell, Jenny Golden
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