Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015


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McCullin (2012)

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Date: Sunday 1st September

Time: 5.00 pm

Location: The Duchy Barn

Event Duration: 116 mins inc interval

Certificate 15

Price: £4.00

Think of any major conflict or famine since the late ’60s, and chances are that war photojournalist Don McCullin was there.  His pictures count human cost, and often leave you feeling moved and disconcerted by the scale of human suffering.

If this film is often harrowing, it is because of the honesty of McCullin's eye. Many of his photos are familiar, iconic even, but McCullin's commentary on them is vital to understanding them.He has a wonderful face and an expression mostly of great seriousness.McCullin considers all the moral issues that might occur to us, and it's clear his intentions were never exploitative or sensational.We are exposed to the realities of combat by a man who accepts the problematic actualities of war - he is so much more than a voyeur.He has stepped away when others have cried 'Did you get it?' and helped the helpless.

“Don’t miss this film”, Philip French The Observer 6.i.13

Directed by David and Jacqui Morris - Nominated for 2012 BAFTA and Oscar for feature length Documentary awards.