"Under the Wire" by Chris Martin

Friday 8 March, 18:30

Runtime: 95'

To mark International Women's Day The United Nations and The British Museum present: 'Under The Wire' 

under the wire

On 13 February 2012 war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. Only one of them returned. Based on Conroy’s book Under the Wire, the film is a gripping account of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

For more on the film click here.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Chris Martin - Director of the film
  • Paul Conroy - Under the Wire photojournalist
  • Jackie Harrison - UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity
  • Moderated by Deborah Seward (UNRIC)

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Entry begins at 18:00
No late admission

How to get there

The British Museum, London

This film is in English and has a run time of 95 minutes.

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