A Private War
Director Matthew Heineman's (City of Ghosts) A Private War details the late Marie Colvin's combat journalism tours of duty.
Colvin was a war correspondent for the London Sunday Times who lost her life in Homs, Syria in 2012. The film chronicles her personal responses to the horrors she witnessed on the front lines of the world's most dangerous conflict areas though the first decade of the 21st century. A Private War also explores Colvin’s own physical scars and inner demons that both challenged her emotional well-being and drove her to expose the truth of the Syrian civil war to the world.
A Private War is unmistakably and unabashedly tough, both in its depiction of warfare and in its depiction of Colvin's personal crises, the post traumatic stress disorder that shaped her life and career and her dedication to her work and to helping others that ultimately ended in her death. As the film demonstrates, she died doing what she knew to be right. One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Maria Colvin was an utterly fearless and rebellious woman, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Nominated for two Golden Globes.
'The dramatic, personal story of Colvin herself is absorbingly told here, largely because of Pike’s dynamic performance, showing us a woman who was courageous enough to risk her life for a story on a daily basis but remained vulnerable enough to make the stories viscerally compelling.' Nell Minow, Roger Ebert
'It’s a reminder that the victims of war need their stories told, a responsibility that sometimes comes at the cost of the storytellers themselves.' Benjamin Freed, Brightest Young Things