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      2009 1 hr. 30 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 94% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzger's documentary follows New York Times correspondent Nicholas Kristof -- a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner whose reportage brought global attention to the crisis in Darfur -- as he travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kristof hope to put the spotlight on the humanitarian plight in the DRC, just as he did with Darfur, yet becomes painfully aware of the flaws of modern journalism, in which high-quality reporting is subverted by quick-format blog coverage. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 14 Buy Now

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      Audience Member "there is no human right but only strong right" so real. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Know this man. Watch this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent documentary! Very insightful look into the risks reporters take to get the story, and in this case, also highlighting the ongoing struggles in the Sudan region of Africa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Thought-provoking and important. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic. I have an increasing amount of respect for Kristof. He writes powerful columns by focusing on specific people and situations that are often meant to convey larger issues. A particularly interesting part of the movie is Kristof's telling of how he stays emotionally distant from the immediate situations so that he can tell the stories. Seems to work. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Pulitzer-prize-winning NYTimes reporter Kristof has made a career out of sending dispatches from global troubled spots, and "Reporter" catches up with him (accompanied by two ready-to-be-edified American twentysomethings) in DR Congo 2008, the atrocity exhibition of Africa. The doc explores Kristof's methodology as he travels from decimated village to refugee camp to warlord's retreat. Mind-numbing statistics (5.5 million dead in the past 10 years) and sober pessimism prevail. The film addresses this numbness and pessimism which somehow serves to keep such tragedies under the MSM's radar, and ours. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Rob Nelson Variety An intelligent, moving docu[mentary]. Jan 28, 2009 Full Review Cathleen Roundtree Boxoffice Magazine Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning [Nicholas] Krystof is the perfect subject for a bio-doc and Eric Metzger's Reporter provides a means for observing this incomparable humanitarian in action. Rated: 3/5 Jan 20, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzger's documentary follows New York Times correspondent Nicholas Kristof -- a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner whose reportage brought global attention to the crisis in Darfur -- as he travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kristof hope to put the spotlight on the humanitarian plight in the DRC, just as he did with Darfur, yet becomes painfully aware of the flaws of modern journalism, in which high-quality reporting is subverted by quick-format blog coverage.
      Director
      Eric Daniel Metzgar
      Executive Producer
      Ben Affleck
      Production Co
      Stick Figure Productions
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 14, 2014
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