You Have to Be There

You Have to be There explores the life of Ryszard Kapuscinski, an icon of modern journalism, a Polish foreign correspondent from the Cold-War period, who escaped four death sentences in various corners of the world and wrote a dozen world-acclaimed books.

The film embarks upon a fascinating journey, following his footsteps. It uncovers the countries where he worked, places he explored, people he described. It is told through unpublished recordings and archival materials, through voices of the reporter himself and others journalists, politicians, writers and filmmakers such as Salman Rushdie, Lech Walesa, Werner Herzog and Andrzej Wajda.

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Team Partner
Francesco Ragazzi, producer
Anna Wydra, producer
Producer / Production Details
Otter Films in co-production with Vezfilm
Supported by MEDIA
Training Programme
Masterschool 2010