Wow, this story looks quite sensational.. Ever thought about those photographers that go into War Zones? and take those amazing photographs well heres a movie that dives into that. Based on a book of the same name THE BANG BANG CLUB is an auto-biographical story about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African photographers active within the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid period. This book has been adapted into a movie starring Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch.
The Bang Bang Club is the real life story of a group of four young combat photographers – Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek – bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but cost them a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch and explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth.
There’s no australian release date as yet but I’m hopeful… Check out the poster and trailer below.