This is from 2012, for those interested in what motivated Michael Mann to get involved in producing the TV series, Witness.
Michael Mann’s film “Witness: Libya” premiered at the 69th annual Venice Film Festival – showing audiences a post-Gaddafi Libya through the eyes of war photographers.
I am fascinated with the unique way the show inserts the audience in a very intimate and human way inside a conflict zone. It could be a conflict zone that is of a large scale and in the headlines like Libya, but the insertion through the war photographer who goes right into the front lines gives a unique perspective. That perspective is human and sensitised. It’s not an external survey, it’s not a history lesson… and that’s what’s unique about it.