zaterdag 21 maart 2015 - 14:30
Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag
Q&A with director James Spione. Moderator is Ariadne Asimakopoulos.
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker James Spione has been directing, producing, writing and editing both documentary and fiction films for over twenty years. Early on in his career, he developed a reputation for suspenseful dramatic short films; his later career, however, has been marked by a new focus on short and feature-length documentaries for both theatrical release and public television broadcast. Before Silenced Spione produced the Oscar-nominated "Incident in New Baghdad," a first-person account of the infamous July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike that killed two Reuters journalists, along with about a dozen other mostly unarmed individuals, in a suburb of Baghdad during one of the most violent and chaotic periods of the Iraq War. The attack achieved worldwide notoriety in April of 2010 when the WikiLeaks website released a video recording of the incident filmed from the cockpit of one of the helicopters.