Legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy were no strangers to danger but their last mission together would shock the world, this is the story of that fatal, final mission. An adaptation of Conroy's book, Chris Martin's film unfolds like a thriller showing the horrors that those who risk their lives to uncover the truth endure.

COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Chris Martin
Country: UK
Runtime: 93'
Year: 2018
Format: HD


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STORY

Under the Wire is the epic feature-length story of Marie Colvin and Paul Conroy's incredible journey into the besieged city of Homs, Syria. One of the most dramatic stories yet to emerge from the Arab Spring, and the pivotal event in the tragedy of modern day Syria. A gripping account of bravery, heroism, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming and horrific adversity. The testimonies of those involved, woven together with never-before-seen first-hand footage, goes deep into the intense, tragic drama of Conroy and Colvin’s journey into Homs and Conroy’s incredible escape from the city. A chilling, moment-by-moment, journey into the depths of hell.


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

AFI Docs Festival 2018

Film Festival Cologne 2018

Bergen Film Festival 2018

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2018

DOC NYC 2018

Press

"Gripping" - Screen Daily

"Urgent, riveting documentary" ★★★★ - Time Out

"Essential viewing" ★★★★ - Metro

★★★★ - The Guardian

★★★★ - The Times

★★★★ - The Observer

★★★★ - The Sunday Times

★★★★★ - The List

★★★★★ - The Arts Desk

 

Awards

Phoenix Award Winner - Film Festival Cologne 2018


 

credits

Director: Chris Martin

Producers: Tom Brisley

Executive Producers: Molly Thompson, Laura Fleury, Mary Burke, Emma Loach, Mandy Chang, Eddy Moretti, Ben Anderson

Co Producer: Stephanie Mavropoulos

Editor: Dudley Sargeant

Director of Photography: Steve Organ