1985 — Deborah Amos

“When I started covering wars, these were wars that targeted civilians… I always used to ask myself when I would arrive somewhere “Who would I be if this was happening where I lived?” And I tried to find who I would be and do a profile about them. Because it would help me to understand how to express what it was that they were going through…I felt that was my responsibility. That what you always missed when you were reading about the war — any war — is what it was like for people who have to live through it. And so I kind of made that my business that I would tell the stories of the people who were having to live through it.” — July 23, 2009
Deborah Amos ia an award-winning correspondent for National Public Radio and author of Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East (2010). She appears in “No Job For a Woman”: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII. Please see Deborah Amos describe how she knows whens she has found a war story.

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Women reporters during WWII were told war reporting was No Job For a Woman. Buy the DVD, available for purchase from Women Make Movies, to find out how these women over came the restrictions and created a new way of telling the story of war.
2011, 61 minutes, Color, DVD, English

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