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Two Photographers Brought into Focus in Academy/UCLA Documentary Series Screening


Beverly Hills, CA — The documentary short subject “The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club,” which earned an Academy Award® nomination in 2005, and the documentary feature “KordaVision” will be screened on Wednesday, March 28, as the next installment in the 2006–2007 Contemporary Documentaries series, presented by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free.

Directed and produced by Dan Krauss, “The Death of Kevin Carter” examines the life and career of Carter, one of a band of white South African photojournalists known as “The Bang Bang Club” that covered such disturbing topics as the violence of apartheid, the crises in war-ravaged black townships, and the devastation of civil war and starvation in southern Sudan. His adrenaline-chasing credo was to get the picture at any cost, and while his photos became emblems of a troubled continent, Carter paid a heavy personal price for recording these haunting images.

“KordaVision” focuses on Alberto Diaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda, a photographer who captured history during the tumultuous Cuban Revolution of the ‘50s and ’60s. Perhaps most famous was his iconic photograph of Che Guevara; less known was Korda’s work in fashion photography. In the film, the elderly Korda discusses the impact his images had on the “Revolución” and the impression it left on the rest of the world. The film was directed by Héctor Cruz Sandoval and produced by Gilberto Lazaro Martinez, Jose Antonio Jimenez, Cruz Sandoval, Mary Ruth Nieto and Gina Perez. Following the screening, Cruz Sandoval will discuss the making of the film and take questions from the audience.

All screenings in the series are free and open to the public. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 North Vine Street, at the northwest corner of Fountain Avenue and Vine Street in Hollywood. Parking is available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Avenue, one block north of Fountain. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or (310) 206-FILM


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