This American Life: Still Life

Showtime (2007)
Director: Joshua Seftel

From the premiere season of the Showtime series, Seftel’s “Still Life” profiles Marcus Halevi, a documentary photographer who has photographed victims of war and injustice all over the world. But it is the photographs of a drowning woman, which he took right here in the United States, that haunt him more than any others. This moving profile has been used in university classrooms across the country as a case study in the ethics of journalism.