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Rosamund Pike, Matthew Heineman, and Speaking Truth to Power Through Film

Rosamund Pike, Matthew Heineman, and Speaking Truth to Power Through Film

Actor Rosamund Pike and director Matthew Heineman sit down with Daniella and Ed to discuss their new film, "A Private War," which tells the story of Mary Colvin, a war journalist who died in 2012 while covering the war in Syria.

As threats against journalists and a free press compound both at home and abroad, a pair of Academy Award nominees dropped by the pod to share the story of their new project celebrating the life and death of the legendary war journalist, Marie Colvin, who died in Syria in 2012 covering the brutal conflict there. Actor Rosamund Pike and director Matthew Heineman—whose new film, “A Private War,” opens in theaters tomorrow—sat down with Daniella and Ed to tell Colvin’s complicated but critical story, and to emphasize the importance of a free press in speaking truth to power and holding power to account.

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Daniella Gibbs Legér is the senior vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations