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In this clip from the documentary “A Single Frame,” a gallery photo makes a deep connection with one individual. “I described it to a friend as like a car wreck in my chest,” he says about how he felt viewing a photograph of a young boy caught in the middle of a war zone. The clip explores some of the powerful emotions portrayed in the photograph and the sympathy it creates for its subject.
“A Single Frame” is directed by Brandon Dickerson. The synopsis reads: “While on a trip to Dubrovnik in 2007, Jeff Bowden encounters a photograph of a refugee child taken during the war in Kosovo. Driven by this haunting image, Bowden sets out to find the boy. His journey takes him from Texas to Paris, and ultimately to the post-war culture of the Balkans, where he combines forces with an experienced war-time fixer. Weaving together the stories of the war, the now-deceased photojournalist, Alexandra Boulat, and the search for the boy, ‘A Single Frame,’ is a testament to the power of photography and to the belief that every life matters.”
“A Single Frame” will premiere at the Austin Film Festival on Saturday, October 31 at 6:30PM in the Texas Spirit Theater. Watch the clip above.