Director: Max Lewkowicz
Screening time: 11.04.2017. 19:15
Screening location: Kino Tuškanac
Runtime: 73 min
Awards: Festivals and awards: Boston Film Festival; San Diego Film Festival, Orlando Globe and Peace Film Festival; Edmonton International Film Festival; GZDOC Documentary Film Festival; Shanghai International Film Festival
UNDERFIRE is a feature-length documentary film about Tony Vaccaro, a WWII infantryman who used his $47.00 portable 35mm camera to create one of the most comprehensive and intimate records of the war, in thousands of images, often developed in helmets at night. Though on a par with the great war photographers of his time, Tony kept these photos locked away for decades in an effort to put the war behind him. It wasn’t until the late 90’s that this extraordinary body of work was first discovered and celebrated in Europe, though in the United States Tony, who is still alive at 93, has yet to receive his due and few people have heard of him.
Featuring contributions from Pulitzer Prize-winning NY Times photographer Tyler Hicks, Curator of the Fine Art Museum of Houston Anne Tucker, James Estrin, of the New York Times, and former photo editor of Life Magazine and Robert Capa John Morris. Directed by Max Lewkowicz.