9780802119759

My Friend The Mercenary

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802119759

  • ISBN10:

    0802119751

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-03-22
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Summary

Brabazon paints a brilliant portrait of the chaos that has torn West Africa apart, and presents a behind-the-scenes account of the Liberian rebels as they attempt to seize control of the country from government troops led by President Charles Taylor. photos.

Author Biography

James Brabazon is a frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in London, he has travelled in over sixty countries - investigating, photographing, filming and directing in the world's most hostile environments. His awards include the Rory Peck Trust Sony International Impact Award 2003, the Rory Peck Trust Freelancer's Choice Award 2003, the IDA Courage Under Fire Award 2004 and the IDFA Joris Ivens Competition Special Jury Award 2004. He has also been nominated for two BAFTAs and two Emmys. He has made thirty international current affairs films broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, CNN, SABC and the Discovery Channel. He lecturers on the ethics and practicalities of journalism in war zones and has written for the Observer, the Independent and the Guardian.

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