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The Journey Is the Destination (2016)





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The Journey Is The Destination is inspired by the true story of Dan Eldon, a charismatic young artist, explorer and photo journalist, who led a group of unlikely teens on a safari across Africa to deliver aid to a refugee camp in Malawi in 1990. The film follows Dan as he then finds himself covering a famine and spiraling civil war in Somalia as Reuters youngest photo journalist in history. Although set in the early 90s, "Journey" highlights contemporary issues surrounding refugees caught in conflict zones, the radicalization of youth, the role of journalists in peace and war and how young people of passion, focus and commitment can make a difference in the world. Ultimately, "Journey" celebrates the vibrant and fulfilling life that is possible when we commit to live, not only for ourselves, but also for others.

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James Gracie
as Scott Peterson
Tom Fairfoot
as Reuters Chief
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Critic Reviews for The Journey Is the Destination

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

For too much of its running time, Bronwen Hughes' feature feels more like a hyper-ebullient travelogue than a biographical portrait of an extraordinary young man.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Hughes keeps her camera restlessly moving, straining to keep up with Eldon's travails - but she does little to ground her picture.

September 9, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film is vibrant, violent, and sad, but it celebrates Eldon's exceptional life well.

June 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Biopic of young photographer is violent and sad.

November 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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