You Are Not a Soldier

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Media & Journalism
Personal Histories
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maria Carolina Telles
Co-Director(s):Aleksei Abib
Producer(s):Vítor Knijnik
Marcelo Siqueira
Sabrina Wagon
Executive Producer(s):André Antunes
Editor(s):Pablo Pinheiro
Writer(s):Aleksei Abib
Cinematography:André Liohn
Composer:Ruben Feffer
Sound:Carlos Paes


Systems Down: Challenging the status quo

Director Maria Carolina Telles's father was a dedicated soldier that was drawn to the complexities of war. In an attempt to understand what drove her father's desires to be on the frontlines, Telles dives into the story of award-winning war photographer André Liohn. Like Telles's father, André was a man who struggled with his own internal grief, often choosing to immerse himself in some of the world's most notorious conflict zones. Highly decorated for his work, including the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal, his life takes a drastic turning point shortly after the death of his colleagues Marie Colvin, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. Having witnessed immeasurable suffering and fear, he begins to question his motives for placing himself in such danger and examines the disturbing but fine line between the life and death he has witnessed and to what end he will go to reveal those truths. Heather Haynes

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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