These beautiful landscapes [in Somerset] are the most wonderful healing that I could have ever found to my past. It's taken me nearly 70 years to discover who I am and what I want.
I don't have any guilt any more. When I went to war I used to come back with enormous guilt. I used to come back from places like Biafra and Somalia and see my children refusing food and I'd seen children dropping dead of starvation. It was very difficult for me to balance this all off. I was a confused person.
McCullin. D. The images and memories of war. (2005)
Inspired by stories such as Don McCullin and other photojournalists such as James Nachtway and Kevin Carter, we set off to explore and bring awareness to what goes on behind a photograph; what it takes to bring to life a portion of that reality which for us as viewers is so remote but which for those who have to release the shutter is so real.
This film tells the fictional story of a British photojournalist covering the very true events that took place during the war in Bosnia (1991-1995) and tackles the ethical and moral complications he encounters, posing the question of how far one will go for his art and where the line is drawn between documentation and intervention.
Who we are
We are a group of filmmakers from the Arts University at Bournemouth. As passionate practitioners, we feel a responsibility towards the story and the people we are portraying. We have gone into great pains to do our research and get the facts right.
It is a film that matters; a film that informs but doesn’t lecture. Take me to the Front has a strong beating heart and an intelligent brain while remaining respectful of the sensitivities that surround this conflict.
What we need and what you get
We have already got two of the ingredients to make a successful film; the passion and the drive. Now, to make it happen, we need the third and the final ingredient, money.
Fortunately, as university students, we have access to equipment and basic insurance. However, we still need money to cover our other expenses such as actors’ fees and expenses, set build and dressings, props, location Fees, costume & make-up, travel/transport, etc.
You can make it happen
With money or without. Of course we appreciate any amount you can spare. But if you are strapped for cash, instead, we’d be most grateful if you can share our campaign with family and friends on your Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. Thank you for your support.