WWII war photographer witnesses triumph and tragedy
By staff writer
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 2016/7/31 – Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC Tony Vaccaro, premiere in November. Chronicles the life of a man who played two risky roles in World War II. A combat infantryman on the front lines and a photographer who took and developed roughly 8,000 photographs of the war. Director Max Lewkowicz visits European locations where Vaccaro shot some of his most powerful photos, tracing his evolution from a young GI eager to record the war, to an elderly man increasingly horrified at man’s ability to wage it, having vowed never to take another war photo on the day the conflict ended. Through interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers and Vaccaro himself, this intimate film explores issues raised by witnessing and recording conflict, how photography defines the way wars are perceived by the public, and the sheer difficulty of survival while taking photos in a dangerous war zone.
Part of HBO’s thought-provoking documentary series: Alexandra Pelosi’s Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?,Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution, Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland Or Death, Class Divide and The Trans List…topics from U.S. politics to Cuba to failing middle class to transgender.