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Netflix Acquires War Photographer Documentary ‘HONDROS’

September 5, 2017

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Netflix has acquired the worldwide streaming rights to HONDROS, the award-winning documentary that premiered at this spring’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Directed by Greg Campbell, the documentary tells the story of a celebrated photographer, Chris Hondros, who risked his life to travel to the frontline of wars in such regions as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. The film relies on vintage clips, first-person interviews, and other historic artifacts to look back at Hondros’ career as a photo journalist, which began with a trip to Kosova in 1999.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker produce through their Manhattan-based company Nine Stories. Bold Films’ Gary Michael Walters and Michel Litvak executive produce. Jamie Lee Curtis co-executive produces.

The story was a passion project for Campbell, a journalist and nonfiction writer who decides to make a movie about his lifelong best friend. The film received strong reviews and went on to win the audience award at Tribeca. It will also screen at the Hamptons Film Festival in October.

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