Gabrielle Pfeiffer

director • writer • producer

A POET ON THE FRONTLINE:

THE REPORTAGE OF RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI

 

A POET ON THE FRONTLINE will introduce audiences to Ryszard Kapuscinski, the famous daredevil war correspondent and one of the world’s most important contemporary literary figures.  Known as “Indiana Jones with a notepad,” he is a legend among his peers who has been looking for the truths of human experience in the most dangerous places.  Filmmaker Gabrielle Pfeiffer traveled with Kapuscinski in four countries, capturing his true character, his passion, his humor and his demons.  Her film interweaves Kapuscinski’s childhood as a refugee in Poland during WWII, with his later experiences on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Documentary


Director/Producer:

Gabrielle Pfeiffer


Director of Photography:  

Tom Hurwitz


Editors:

Holly Fisher

Gabrielle Pfeiffer


Sound:

Brenda Ray


Composer:

T.O. Sterrett


Locations:

Belarus, Ethiopia, Germany, Poland, USA

2003


Broadcast:  

BBC, Canal+, SVT  (Sweden), TSI (Switzerland)


Festivals, Screenings:  

Berlin, Bielefeld, Brussels, Cambridge, Cracow, Düsseldorf, Gdansk, Granada, Krakow, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Poznan,

San Francisco, Saarbrücken, Tirana, Tver(Russia)


International Sales:

Canamedia

www.canamedia.com


DVD Sales:

www.kapuscinskithemovie.com

 www.amazon.com



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Academic Acquisitions

 

Winner, full-funding:

National Endowment  for the Humanities