The above photo depicts Afghan and British soldiers being deployed in Helmand province for combat operations in southern Afghanistan, 2009 ©Eros Hoagland.
Fast forward to a November night in 2015 and a hushed anticipation falls over the crowd of filmmakers, directors, and producers huddled together on the top floor of The Lookout during the first official screening of CONFLICT.
CONFLICT is a series of short documentaries about conflict photographers, including Hoagland, and their work – as images from Donna Ferrato’s work about domestic violence gripped the audience through 6 minutes of heartbreak, anger, ferocity and betrayal. Such is the pace of short documentaries. Warp-speed story telling that distills the essence of its subjects into a high-impact narrative.