Thank You For Bombing – Saturday Spotlight Film
Directed by Barbara Eder
Thank You for Bombing accompanies three frontline correspondents in Afghanistan to their working place in conflict areas, sharing insight into their daily routine aside from cameras and satellite phones. This fictional behind-the-scenes war drama is a trilogy of cautionary tales about the journalists’ day-to-day lives and fateful decisions, walking the fine line between reporting the events and becoming the story, in a frenzied media environment where ephemeral news headlines are prescribed by popularity ratings.
Directed by Barbara Eder is also writer and actress. Thank You for Bombing is her second feature film as director; her first was Inside America. For the documentary Gaze into the Abyss she won the ROMY for Best Cinema Documentary. Variety’s review of Thank You for Bombing called the plotlines “emotionally wrenching stories laced with pitch-black elusive humor.