Donna DeCesare speaks with Kael Alford about her evolution as a photojournalist and the connections between her efforts to document the oil-driven war in Iraq and the impact of unfolding natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico on fragile Louisiana communities.
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Photojournalist Nic Dunlop tracked down a notorious Khmer Rouge prison warden, now on trial for crimes against humanity. Dunlop speaks to the Dart Center about the limits of journalism and justice.
I got into Iran on a tourist visa to make a documentary about some human rights issues there. It was a difficult job because we had to set up clandestine interviews with activists, and I knew how risky this could be not just for myself as the filmmaker, but also those who took part in it.
I became a foreign correspondent because I wanted to find out how the world works. When I was growing up, I liked to write and I wanted to travel. I was interested in politics, too, like any other teenager in the 1960s in America when so much was happening.
This five-part investigative series examines the brutality of sexual violence in conflict zones and the medical, humanitarian, legal, and political response to it. Originally aired on Public Radio International's "The World" between January and June, 2008.
When a situation is extremely difficult, often one keeps filming. It’s not possible to take on board entirely what’s going on. When it comes back to you — when it really sinks in — is when you have quiet time afterwards. Then you can reflect on what’s happened. That may be a ten-minute break in a firefight, or it may be on the long walk home.