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Hell and Back Again


Tue, May 3 8:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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Thu, May 5 5:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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88 minutes | UK USA  | English  | International Premiere | Rating: 18A

Danfung Dennis was a photojournalist covering the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan when he had a revelation. “I found that I was unable to capture the brutal realities on the ground,” he told indieWIRE. “The public was numb to these same images of war and the traditional media outlets were not committed to their coverage of the conflicts.” Customizing gear built for still photography, he returned to Afghanistan with the intention of conveying what he witnessed as honestly and truthfully as possible. The result is one of the great recent films about war, a visually arresting and intimately powerful story of soldiers in battle and at home, that does the impossible: it shakes our shell-shocked senses with the brutal realities of war and the profundity of human resilience, love and compassion. Sean Farnel

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Media Coverage

Danfung Dennis

Mike Lerner
Martin Herring

Executive Producer(s)
Dan Cogan
Karol Martesko Fenster
Gernot Schaffler
Thomas Brunner
Maxyne Franklin

Danfung Dennis

Fiona Otway

Composed by J. Ralph
Performed by Willie Nelson

J. Ralph
Danfung Dennis

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