W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult (1989)
Legendary American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith spent--and risked--his life devoted to capturing the truth through a camera lens. Best known for his brutally vivid images of World War II, Smith also covered subjects like industrial pollution in Japan and a country doctor in Colorado--all to illustrate both the tests and triumphs of humanity. Archival footage and interviews are mixed with a dramatic re-creation to present the life and work of this brilliant artist. Peter Riegert appears as W. Eugene Smith in this episode of "American Masters." 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.