Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County, USA,” “Wild Man Blues,” “The Hamptons”), three-time Emmy Award winner Bob Eisenhardt and Marijana Wotton create yet another powerful documentary as they chronicle five female journalists into the line of fire during the War in Iraq and other perilous assignments. This revealing cinematic tale examines one year in the personal and professional lives of five women journalists at different stages of their careers as they attempt to put a human face on otherwise impersonal tragedies, taking risks along the way to cover the world’s hot spots. Images and words have the power to shape public conscience; journalists bear witness to the weight of history, reminding us that the world extends beyond our backyards.
About the Filmmaker
Barbara Kopple (‘Steamfitters Local Union 638’), a two-time Academy Award® winner, recently completed directing the documentary feature “Shut Up and Sing.” Kopple’s other films include “Havoc,” “The Hamptons,” “A Conversation with Gregory Peck,” “My Generation,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson,” “American Dream” and “Harlan County USA.” She also directs episodic television and commercials, and actively participates in organizations that address social issues and support independent filmmaking. Kopple has been awarded the DGA for Outstanding Directing, LA Film Critics Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Documentary, New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award, and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Filmmakers Trophy & Audience Award, among other honors.