A POET ON THE FRONTLINES
1 x 90 and 1 x 60 HD
A Poet on the Frontline is a window into the incredible and dangerous world of Ryszard Kapuscinski, the daredevil war correspondent and author of 18 books. One of the most important literary voices today, Kapuscinski has spent his life struggling to stay alive on foreign battlefields and struggling to stay published in the face of censorship in his native Poland. Known as 'Indiana Jones with a notepad,' he is a legend among his peers who has been looking for the truths of human experience in the most dangerous places. Filmmaker Gabrielle Pfeiffer traveled with Kapuscinski to four countries, capturing his true character, his passion, his humor and his demons. Her film unfolds in an engaging episodic format in which the echoes of Kapuscinski's childhood as a war refugee interweave with his later experiences on the battlefields of the Third World in a poetic reverie of the tragedy and the absurdity of war.