The Bang Bang Club, in theaters April 22.
The Bang-Bang Club is the true story of a group of four photographers - Joao Silva, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich and Ken Oosterbroek - who worked in South Africa after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and up-until the first elections in 1994.
"They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s," reads the film's synopsis. "This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but cost them a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch and explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth."
Carter won, in 1994, the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his controversial picture of a vulture overlooking a young and starving Sudanese girl. In July 1994, Carter took his own life. Oosterbroek died in April 1994 while covering clashes between peacekeepers and supporters of the African National Congress. And Silva lost his two legs after stepping on a mine while on assignment for The New York Times in Afghanistan last year.
Directed by Steven Silver, The Bang Bang Club will be released on 22 April in the US. An European release date has yet to be finalised. In the meantime, here's the trailer:
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