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MIPTV Picks ’16: Underfire – The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro

In 1943, 21 years old and recently drafted, Tony Vaccaro applied to the U.S. Army Signal Corps, with an aim to photograph the war.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Dog Green Productions for HBO; executive produced by Tim Van Patten; distributed by Cargo Film & Releasing
Length: 1 x 69 minutes
Airing: 2016 (HBO, U.S, Canada, the Netherlands, parts of Europe)
Rights available: Worldwide excl. U.S., Canada, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Moldova, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria

In 1943, 21 years old and recently drafted, Tony Vaccaro applied to the U.S. Army Signal Corps, with an aim to photograph the war. While told he was too young, he took his Argus camera onto the field with him as he fought with the 83rd Infantry Division, serving as both a combat soldier and a photographer who would snap close to 8,000 photographs of the war as it unfolded around him. Here, Vaccaro returns to the sites and photographs that framed his young life.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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