Bearing Witness

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Bearing Witness
Written by Maryam d'Abo
Directed by Bob Eisenhardt
Barbara Kopple
Marijana Wotton
Starring Molly Bingham
Marie Colvin
Janine di Giovanni
Mary Rogers
May Ying Welsh
Theme music composer Joel Goodman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Marijana Wotton
Cinematography Joan Churchill
Richard Connors
Luke Geissbuhler
Editor(s) Bob Eisenhardt
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Cabin Creek Films
Original network A&E Network
Original release
  • 2005 (2005)

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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