Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time when, under the editorship of Harold Evans, the newspaper was widely recognized as being on the cutting—edge of world journalism. During that period McCullin covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent: from the civil war in Cyprus, to the war in Vietnam, from the man—made famine in Biafra, to the plight of the homeless in the London of the swinging sixties.
Working at a critical time in global photojournalism, McCullin witnessed the industry ethos to publish and print with full editorial freedom erode over time. He worked with top reporters and designers, and the prominence given to his photo essays coincided with one of the most remarkable periods in the history of photojournalism. For the first time McCullin speaks about his experiences with a trusted friend behind the camera.
“...simply remarkable. One rarely encounters the nature of the human spirit to such an unfettered degree.”—Thomson-Reuters
“This searching documentary portrait of the photographer Don McCullin is also, necessarily, a distillation of the most harrowing atrocities witnessed since the second world war...Directors Jaqui and David Morris have done a good, unfussy job with dynamite material.”—The Independent
Official Selection AFI DOCS
Official Selection HOTDOCS
2013 BAFTA nomination: Best Documentary
2013 BAFTA nomination: Outstanding Debut Director