Film Screening: The Bang Bang Club
4 – 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Columbia University
This is a special preview screening of a major Hollywood movie about journalism. “The Bang Bang Club” is the true story of a group of four young combat photographers bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period brought out their best work — two won Pulitzers — but they paid a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch.