To mark World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI), this human world film festival and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie “Under the Wire”.
On February 13, 2012, war correspondent and IPI World Press Freedom Hero 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.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Mehdi Benchelah, Senior Project Officer, Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Deniz Yazici, Senior Adviser, Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Moderator: Martin Nesirky, Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna