Reporter (2009) Trailer B
Second trailer for the documentary Reporter.
As much or more than any journalist of our generation, Nicholas Kristof's reporting embodies these words, using individual stories to bring the suffering of millions of Africans to the attention of the world. A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Krisof's latest (self-appointed) assignment has taken him to central Africa, where his journey will be chronicled by filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar, along with videographer Naka Nathaniel. As Kristof trudges across the rural landscape and up an incline leading to a village, Metzgar notes that Kristof is here with one objective: "To make you care about what's going on just over the hill."
Two young Americans - Leana Wen, a medical student, and Will Okun, an English and photography high-school teacher in Chicago - have taken the trip with Kristof, who serves as the pair's mentor and teacher. Metzgar, as filmmaker and narrator, follows the group as they journey from New York to Congo, trekking to villages, refugee camps, and dangerous jungle hideouts for Tutsi leaders who have imported their violent form of warlord justice from Rwanda.
In addition to providing background on Kristof, a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar who has risen to the highest ranks of print journalism, the film provides ample images to reinforce Kristof's mission: to bring the plight in the Congo to his reader's consciousness by telling stories of individual men, women and children whose lives are on the brink because of the ongoing Tutsi/Hutu conflict.