Inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan wilderness and the ultimate challenge of his life.
You're an observer in a crowd. The crowd is angry, passionate, determined to bring democracy to their land. They swell and surge when suddenly, the policemen blocking their way begin brutally - and in one instance fatally - beating the young protestors. What do you do? For Australian photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop, the answer was to get angry.
Journalism in times of war has, over the past half century, become an increasingly traumatic and lethal endeavour. Only two journalists were killed in World War I; this in a war that claimed the lives of over 19,000 soldiers in a single day and saw 16 million dead by the end of the war. In World War II, 63 journalists died. By contrast, 120 journalists were killed in the first six years of the Iraq war. The International News Safety Institute now counts 1,397 news media dead in the ten years since 1996 in 105 countries.
From Ja'mie and Jonah, Sharon Strzelecki and Kath and Kim, to Kylie Mole, Col'n Carpenter and Frontline's Mike Moore, we examine the creative process that produced these comic icons who resonated with audiences so strongly.