UNDER THE WIRE
Documentary Feature | 95 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/6/2018
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Directed By
Chris Martin

Produced By
Tom Brisley

Written By
Chris Martin


New York Premiere

2018 | English/Arabic | UK

In February of 2012, war correspondent Marie Colvin (also the subject of HIFF 2018 Spotlight selection A PRIVATE WAR) illegally crossed the border into Syria with her photographer, Paul Conroy. Ignoring the government’s refusal to allow foreign journalists into the country, the two were among the first to attempt to cover the story of civilians trapped in the besieged city of Homs, where they found a ravaged war zone that only one of them would ultimately survive. Grippingly recounting their moment-by-moment journey into Homs, UNDER THE WIRE is a chilling tribute to the courageous bravery that led Colvin and Conroy to their final mission together.