THIS IS THE trailer for the new film The Hunting Party starring Richard Gere and Terrence Howard. Gere plays a war correspondent in post war-torn Bosnia and Howard is the cameraman.
The two learn about one of the most wanted war criminals so they decide to track down the bad guy themselves.
The story is based on a true story of journalists who went to Bosnia in 2000 in search of Radovan Karadzic, a Bosnian military leader accused of genocide. Among the group was journalist and author Scott Anderson, who wrote about their adventures for Esquire magazine. The movie is loosely based upon that essay.
Watch the trailer and think about these questions: Is this what journalists are supposed to do? Do we solve crimes or do we report on them? Shouldn't the journalists have simply turned information over to authorities? If they went to authorities and they didn't respond properly, shouldn't that actually be the story?
Or do journalists have the responsibility to solve mysteries if no one else will?
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