Copenhagen-based LevelK has acquired world sales rights to Boris B. Bertram’s Danish documentary feature Photographer Of War.
The film is about the world-renowned Danish photographer Jan Grarup, the four-time winner of the World Press Photo of The Year award, It depicts Grarup’s challenges with balancing work and family life when his ex-wife is diagnosed with cancer, and he has to take care of his three teenage children in Denmark while continuing his work in various danger zones around the world.
Bertram worked with Grarup for five years, following him to conflict zones.
”We live in a time filled with ‘fake news’, misinformation and a decreasing amount of ressources for international journalism,” said the director. ‘That’s why it is important to have a film that focuses on war and conflict photographers who risk their lives in order to document the hotspots of the world.”
Produced by Katrine Sahlstrøm of Good Company Pictures, Camera Film is releasing Photographer Of War in Denmark on September 19.
Director Bertram’s credits include Human Shelter, Diplomacy and Tankograd. The latter was nominated for an Amnesty award. Sahlstrøm’s production credits include Melancholia, Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case and Home Sweet Home.
Bertram and Sahlstrøm run Good Company with directors Kaspar Astrup Schröder and Katrine Philp. The company backed Photographer Of War with further support from the Danish Film Institute.