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Life & Faith: Only the Dead

Reporting on war from Afghanistan and Iraq Michael Ware was confronted with the “heart of darkness".

Reporting on war from Afghanistan and Iraq Michael Ware was confronted with the “heart of darkness".

Awarding winning journalist Michael Ware talks to CPX about his film “Only the Dead.” This documentary recounts Ware’s many years reporting on the very front lines of the war in Iraq and describes being confronted not only with human darkness in those he filmed but that within himself as well. Ware saw some of the best and also the worst that human beings are capable of. Despite coming very close to losing his life many times and suffering the associated trauma of war, Michael Ware has managed to return home to build a life in Australia. He is forever changed, but able more than most, to recount the layers of complexity and tragedy that is the Iraqi war and its ongoing consequences.