Pédra. Un reporter sans frontières – L'aventure de Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini, photo-reporter à Paris Match
Documentary, 61 min.
|Title E:||Pédra. Reporter Without Borders|
|Title I:||Pédra. Un reporter senza frontiere|
by Villi Hermann
Switzerland, October 2006
The photographer Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini was born in Paris in 1927, to parents from Locarno. Emigrating with his parents to Switzerland in 1943-44, he starts taking photographs in Davos. By the end of the war, he is taking up a job offer with Paris Match, and beginning his short career as a photojournalist. Little more than a decade later, while capturing enduring images of the Budapest uprising of 1956, he is fatally injured. I meet people who shared his reportage, trips and adventures: photographers Russ Melcher, Willy Rizzo, Benno Graziani, Erich Lessing, Mario De Biasi. I visit Dominique Lapierre, too, with whom Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini published a book about the trip that they did through the USSR in 1956. In Tbilisi I meet the surgeon Georgi Mosseshvili who hosted the French during their trip.
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Written by: Villi Hermann
World Premiere: October 2006
Original Version: Italian, colour and b/w, Digi Beta, 61 min.
Alberto Meroni, Felix von Muralt, Pietro Zuercher, Micha Hädemer, Nugzar Nozadze
Editing: Villi Hermann, Alberto Meroni
Sound: Villi Hermann
Rerecording Sound Mix: Riccardo Studer
Music: Christian Gilardi, Zeno Gabaglio, Khaled Arman
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- Freistadt, Der Neue Heimatfilm, Würdigungspreis der Stadt Freistadt 2008