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The war in the South Pacific, a country doctor in Colorado, victims of industrial pollution in a Japanese village--all were captured in unforgettable photographs by the legendary W. Eugene Smith. This program showcases over 600 of Smith's stunning photographs and includes a dramatic recreation in which actor Peter Riegert (Crossing Delancey, Local Hero) portrays the artist using dialogue taken from Smith's diaries and letters. Interwoven through the program are archival footage and interviews with family and friends of this brilliant, complicated man, whose work developed from twin themes of common humanity and social responsibility.
My first one was defective and I quickly received a replacement which was in good shape. This is my favorite photographer and it is a wonderful story about him.Published 11 months ago by Laini
It was excellent, but seemed to ramble in spots and I think I would have liked it better if it hadn't tried to be so comprehensive. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joe Z
This movie examines the power of photography and its ability to make change. Though I think this documentary could stand on its own without the need for additional acting. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by Paul