Ryan Phillippe shocked by photographers’ death in Libya

April 25th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS  

April 25 (IANS) Actor Ryan Phillippe was in shock following the death of two photojournalists in Libya just hours before he premiered his new film about renowned combat snapper Kevin Carter.

“It’s crazy that that incident happened yesterday and the film is released tomorrow. It’s really unbelievable. I think it just shows you the risk and the chances that these people take to tell the stories that need to be told,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Phillippe as saying.

“There are so many other people losing their lives in Libya. I just think this happens to be journalists and renowned journalists. But everyday there’s (sic) civilians dying in Libya,” he added.

The 36-year-old stars as real life photographer Greg Marinovich opposite Taylor Kitsch as Carter in “The Bang Bang Club”, which follows the story of a group of photojournalists working in South Africa during the fall of Apartheid.

The film was screened at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, April 21, a day after documentary-maker photographer Tim Hetherington and veteran photojournalist Chris Houndros were killed in the ongoing conflict in Libya.

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