• A Private War + Discussion

  • Sat, 04-05-2019 at 15:20
  • Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast
    20 University Square
    BT7 1PA Belfast
A Private War + Discussion - Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast - Belfast

A special screening and discussion presented in partnership with Amnesty International to mark World Press Freedom Day.Rosamund Pike stars as Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin in director Matthew Heineman’s fact-based film that follows Colvin and photojournalist Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) to the front lines of conflicts around the globe, culminating in a fateful trip to the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012.This film will be followed by a discussion with Kevin Cooper (Belfast Press Photographer and Former Senior NUJ Activist) and Patrick Corrigan (Amnesty International UK's Northern Ireland Programme Director and Head of Nations & Regions). They will talk about recent threats to press freedoms which have seen journalists around the world killed, imprisoned or muzzled for exercising their freedom of expression rights in bringing us the news.We would like to dedicate this event to journalist Lyra McKee, who was due to take part, and who was killed in Derry on 18 April 2019.