In February 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy illegally snuck into the Syrian city of Homs to cover what would turn out to be one of the bloodiest sieges of the civil war.
They embedded themselves on the front lines while shelling rocked the city, claiming hundreds of civilian lives—including Colvin’s.
“Under the Wire,” a new documentary co-produced by VICE, chronicles Colvin and Conroy’s covert journey into Homs, drawing on the photographer’s first-person account and on-the-ground footage to paint a harrowing portrait of how they covered the siege.
Along with an in-depth look at the conflict, the civilians caught up in it, and the bombing that killed Colvin, it’s a testament to just how dogged Colvin was—and a powerful glimpse at the friendship she and Conroy formed during her final assignment.
Read the story at VICE.
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