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Review: Endangered (Tribeca 2022)

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Important and timely, Endangered is an unfortunate look into the realities of journalism around the world today that should be essential viewing for all.

Endangered follows four journalists as they contend with crowds, deteriorating respect for the press, misinformation, and increasing danger in efforts to capture the stories necessary to be told. Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Oscar nominees for Jesus Camp, take audiences into the fray for an all-access look into the lives of the film’s subjects. Through the events depicted, often through shaky camerawork due to the on-the-ground nature of the filmmaking, we see the torment and agony each journalist is subjected to as antagonistic stances towards the press have grown, often inflated for political gains. The film is a reminder of the people at the center of the profession, each depicted here with their vulnerabilities and humanity on display alongside their tenacity and dedication. Endangered is a striking film that puts faces on an issue that continues to threaten peace and democracy, a vital watch for all.

Rating: 4/5

Seen at the 2022 Tribeca Festival

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