Opened 30 Apr 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Whilst reporting the outbreak of war, a journalist is held at gunpoint, caught in the no-man's land between two nations. Testimony, singing and choreography fuse into a multi-disciplined performance. Stories and life changing experiences of war journalists create a song cycle performance threaded with extracts of the interviews to bring to life the horror, pain, courage and the strength of friendship - the bearable and the worst of war. Helen and Designer Miriam Nabarro have interviewed war correspondents covering Iraq, Chechnya, Georgia, Afghanistan, Liberia and Bosnia, including Giuliana Sgrena who was taken hostage in Fallujah, Iraq, and subsequently shot at by the US army.