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The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

R | | Drama | 18 April 2017 (USA)
Dan Eldon, who was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob in Somalia, was one of the youngest photographic stringers in Africa. But his journalistic work, which had ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ella Purnell ... Amy
Kelly Macdonald ... Duff
Maria Bello ... Kathy
Ben Schnetzer ... Dan
Abby Quinn ... Marte (as Abby Quinn Jackman)
Sam Hazeldine ... O'Reilly
Joshua Daniel Eady ... Lengai (as Eady Joshua)
Evan Marsh ... Chuck Marazzo
Yusra Warsama ... Saba
James Gracie ... Scott Peterson (as James Alexander)
Tom Fairfoot ... Reuters Chief
Gugun Deep Singh ... Mo Shaffi
Charlie Bouguenon ... Dayril
Egidio Coccimiglio ... Italian journalist
Cameron Scott ... Rich
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Dan Eldon, who was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob in Somalia, was one of the youngest photographic stringers in Africa. But his journalistic work, which had appeared in Time and Newsweek, showed only a small part of his talent. Eldon excelled as an artist in his collages, which combined his photographs of Africa with paint, pastiche, pop culture images, advertising, and official documents. The Journey Is the Destination collects pages from the 17 scrapbooks that held his art. Chronicling his work from age 14 through his death at 22, this volume is startling not only in the intensity and thoughtfulness of the pages, but also in the fact that someone so young could have this kind of artistic depth and insight.

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Rated R for some bloody war images, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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18 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Do not understand the hate for this film
23 April 2017 | by tangoed-48992See all my reviews

The Journey is the destination is well worth a watch, the story of the film is genuinely moving highlighted by the fact that the characters are real people and is inspired true events. It admittedly is a slow starter where i disliked the main character a lot being as other reviews have put it a somewhat stuck up "privileged white boy". However this sets the course for the rest of the film as Dan Eldon grows as a character, developing from the things he has seen and experienced in his life that we witness alongside him.

I see people complaining the film took them to dark places which it arguably does but i do not see this as a bad thing. While the film is undeniably emotional i felt it excellently portrayed the complexity of being a reporter while also having to deal with your own feelings on what your reporting. The directors did this in a hard hitting way which was much better suited tot he story than the usual Hollywood style of either over the top action or sunshine and daisies everyone seemed to want from this film. While this movie may not be for everyone i feel its definitely worth a try, and taught me something new about a person i have never heard of before but now have tremendous respect.


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