Photographer of War Photographer of War

dir. Boris Benjamin Bertram 2019 Denmark 78 min.
2019 – DOK Leipzig
A psychological portrait of a committed and challenge-seeking photographer who has been documenting the horrors of war for 25 years and suddenly has to face a new, this time internal struggle and act as a responsible father and partner.

Jan Grarup lives a life in a state of emergency. As a war photographer, he often risks his life. Back in Copenhagen, he is a father of four. He suddenly finds himself a single parent when his ex-wife falls ill with cancer. His work in the urban war zone of Mosul, where he follows the advance of the Iraqi forces against the Islamic State, must be balanced with his private life as a sole provider. Jan has to rebuild the trust of his children after many years of living a fleeting lifestyle, but he still wishes to be the best war photographer in the world. How do roadside bombs and snipers fit into being responsible for four children?

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