Bearing Witness

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Bearing Witness
Directed by Bob Eisenhardt
Barbara Kopple
Marijana Wotton
Produced by Marijana Wotton
Written by Maryam d'Abo
Starring Molly Bingham
Marie Colvin
Janine di Giovanni
Mary Rogers
May Ying Welsh
Music by Joel Goodman
Cinematography Joan Churchill
Richard Connors
Luke Geissbuhler
Editing by Bob Eisenhardt
Production company Cabin Creek Films
Country United States
Language English
Original channel A&E Network
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time 90 minutes

Bearing Witness is a 2005 television film by Barbara Kopple and Marijana Wotton.


It follows five women reporters and the challenges they face as they work in Iraq during the Second Gulf War. Molly Bingham is an experienced photographer who was held for several days at Abu Ghraib prison at the start of the war. Marie Colvin was a reporter who lost her eye to a grenade while working in Sri Lanka. Janine di Giovanni has to deal with the difficulties of becoming a mother and still working to fulfill her duties as a journalist. Mary Rogers is a camerawoman who continues to put herself in harm's way in an effort to get the proper footage to cover her stories.


Bearing Witness was made for and premiered on the A&E television network.

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