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DoP for Minnow Films

Director/ Producer: Siobhan Sinnerton

Channel 4

WINNER: AIB Best contemporary documentary

WINNER: Foreign Press Documentary of the Year

NOMINATED: Grierson Award Best Documentary on Contemporary Theme

NOMINATED: RTS Journalism Award

While he was embedded with the US army in Afghanistan, British humanitarian photographer Giles Duley stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device).

The explosion left him with horrific injuries and, ultimately, as a triple amputee.

A year and a half after sustaining injuries that left him hovering between life and death for months, he kept the promise he made to himself on the day of the incident: to return to Afghanistan to complete his work documenting the impact of the invasion on civilians, and now focusing on the wounded who have sustained injuries similar to his.

This film documents Giles's courageous return to Afghanistan as he undertakes his first major photographic assignment since the explosion, in the country where he very nearly lost his life.


If this year throws up a programme more deserving of an hour’s screen time than last night’s Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline, then I’ll be amazed… the story is so powerful, and Duley is an engaging and inspiring personality ...  the director-producer Siobhan Sinnerton crafted a beautifully understated piece of work The Telegraph

In this astonishing film he [Giles Duley] returns, 18 months later, to fulfil his mission to document the human cost of the war. Quite extraordinary The Daily Mail

Giles Duley clearly has nothing to prove by going back, as a photographer or a man, but his journey is all the more affirming

and inspiring for that The Guardian


For more information about Giles' extraordinary work, and his foundation Legacy of War see here

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