‘A Private War’ Movie Discussion
On Monday, October 29, The Washington Post hosted a conversation about the upcoming film “A Private War” with lead actress, Rosamund Pike, director, Matthew Heineman and Marie Colvin’s sister, Cat Colvin. The biographical drama depicts the life of American foreign correspondent Marie Colvin who was killed in 2012 at age 56 while covering the civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria. Colvin put herself in harm’s way reporting on conflict across the globe, losing an eye to shrapnel during the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2001. Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan moderated the conversation about the making of the film.
Highlights
In an interview at The Washington Post, ‘A Private War’ director Matthew Heineman describes the making of his new movie and why it felt personal for him: ‘In the world that we’re living in today, I think it’s so important to be celebrating journalism,’ he said.
‘A Private War’ lead actress Rosamund Pike describes what it felt like to play journalist, Marie Colvin, who was killed while covering the civil war in Syria in 2012.
At a Washington Post discussion about the movie ‘A Private War,’ the sister of journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria in 2012, describes her sister as optimistic and ‘invincible’ while she covered the civil war in Syria.
Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah, who edited contributor Jamal Khashoggi’s work, discusses Khashoggi’s disappearance and killing.
Aviron Pictures Chairman and CEO William Sadleir delivers opening remarks at The Washington Post ahead of an advance screening and discussion about new movie, “A Private War.”
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