Ryan Phillippe and Greg Marinovich on "The Bang Bang Club"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ryan Phillippe and photojournalist Greg Marinovich discuss the film, “The Bang Bang Club,” based on the book by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva. It tells the true story of a group of four young combat photographers—Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek—who risked their lives to show the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa in the early 1990s. This intense political period brought out their best work—two won Pulitzers—but cost them a heavy price. "The Bang Bang Club" opens April 22 at the Village East Cinema.


Greg Marinovich and Ryan Phillippe

Comments [3]

David from New York

Buy a Joao Silva print and/or make a donation here:

Apr. 21 2011 12:36 PM
john from Office

Wow, just saw the picture of the burning man, being slashed.

Why is Africa so violent ?

Iknow I know, all because of colonialism.

Apr. 21 2011 12:35 PM
xheight from Brooklyn

As someone who was there for the elections I would like to hear more from Greg about what the world press like myself missed in its coverage. The joBerg Star was the inspiration for much of us that flew in to the last of the story and the triumph of the Mandela moment.

Apr. 21 2011 12:26 PM

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