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TUES, APR 30, 6:30 PM // Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management

Get up close and personal with the life and legacy of photojournalist Margaret Moth. Hailing from New Zealand, Moth landed in major conflict zones around the world and was fearless in her coverage of war and its human toll. Settle in with key creatives from the film for a conversation about Moth’s inspiring and fearless life and trailblazer spirit that has ignited journalists around the world to push themselves to the limit to share the truth. Guests: Director Lucy Lawless.

About the film

CNN camerawoman Margaret Moth made the wars in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lebanon, and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, real for North American television audiences. While her fellow journalists took cover, Moth ran towards danger, camera in hand, to get the shots. Colleagues including Christiane Amanpour attest to her bravery but it is Moth’s friends and lovers who reveal the self-destructive nature of the artist behind the lens. Innovative reconstructions of her near-lethal assignment in Sarajevo’s Sniper Alley, which turned Moth into headline news, are paired with unsettling interviews with witnesses to her daredevilry, forming the grit of this unconventional portrait. In her directorial debut, actor Lucy Lawless reveals the fearlessness of a fellow Kiwi woman-turned-groundbreaker, one who immortalized war-reporting history.

Sales Agent: XYZ Films


  • Director(s)

    • Lucy Lawless
  • Producer(s)

    • Matthew Metcalfe
    • Tom Blackwell
    • Lucy Lawless
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Nate Bolotin
    • Tamir Ardon
    • Maxime Cottray
    • Peter Touche
    • Christelle Conan
    • Andrea Scarso
    • Joe Duran
    • Beth Portello
    • Phillipe Diaz
  • Archive Producer(s)

    • Wenwen Li
  • Line Producer

    • Lesley Hansen
  • Writer(s)

    • Matthew Metcalfe
    • Tom Blackwell
    • Lucy Lawless
    • Whetham Allpress
  • Editor(s)

    • Whetham Allpress
    • Tim Woodhouse
  • Cinematography

    • Darryl Ward
    • Richard Bluck
  • Composer

    • Jason Smith
    • Karl Sölve Steven
  • Sound

    • Bruno Barrett Garnier

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Scotia Wealth Management

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