"An Unlikely Weapon - The Eddie Adams Story"

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by spanky, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Hi everyone,
    Thought this might be of interest to some of you. A documentary film on Eddie Adams and how his life was changed after his award winning photograph Execution in Saigon, 1968 became one of the most famous war photographs. Visit www.anunlikelyweapon.com for details. It looks like it will play around the country but for now during 7-10- through 7-16 it will play in Los Angeles and Orange County.
     
  2. thanks Marc. And than they say that photography doesn't change anything. This together with Nick Ut's one did change the overall perception of the Vietnam war and not only in the USA. Not only did it epitomize all that was wrong with the war itself but with foreign policy, or better the role of the USA as a whole. Since then it only went downhill to reach it's peak during the GWB administration.
    Also it was the last war where photographers like Eddie Adams weren't controlled by the US army i.e. embedded.
    Will see if I can find a downloadable version (which btw is perfectly legal over here)
     
  3. Legal and Moral are two seperate issues - just a reminder.

    Isaac Hagy
    Cinematographer & Editor of "An Unlikely Weapon"
     
  4. Isaac, check your mail.
     
  5. For anyone who is interested, I posted a review of the documentary on my blog - PictureSoup. You can find it at this link: http://picturesoup.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/documentary-film-review-an-unlikely-weapon/
     
  6. thanks Diane, appreciate it.
     
  7. I look forward to seeing this docu.
     

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