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Documentary by Nikos Megrelis "SHOOTING VS SHOOTING"

The war in Iraq has been the bloodiest war in history for media professionals. From the beginning of the invasion in 2003 until March 2008, more than 270 deaths have been reported and many more men and women have suffered injuries.

The film documentary by Nikos Megrelis presents a group of astonishing stories from the war in Iraq. It follows a journalist's journey in today's Baghdad and narrates the story of a mother who seeks an answer to the question of why her son was killed when his only weapon was his camera.

The film documentary reveals unknown sides to the facts, the responsibilities of governments, the atrocities committed by fanatic Islamic fractions, while simultaneously displaying unique examples of courage, altruism and humanity that stood out amidst the horrors of war.

Watch the trailer, read the leaflet (PDF, 807 KB), and visit the website of the documentary.

Nikos Megrelis

This documentary is being made by Mr. Nikos Megrelis, a well-recognized Greek journalist who has built a long career in Greek television as an editor in chief, diplomatic and political editor-analyst and anchorman of current affairs programs in the major Greek television networks Mega and Antenna. He has also produced numerous documentaries including on Chile, Cuba, the neo-nazi phenomenon in Greece and Europe, and the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme. In 2002 he was awarded the most prestigious Greek prize that of the Botsis Foundation, "for the quality of his television programs". He has been also awarded with the European prize Euro Comenius 2003, for his television documentary on the Prestige shipwreck and the environmental disaster it caused on the coast of Spain. In 2007 received the K. KALLIGAS award from European Journalists Association, honoured "for his professional ethics and European orientation in journalism." Since 2004 Mr Nikos Megrelis is elected to Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists ( and was re-elected at Moscow Congress in 2007.


  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2011, competition
  • Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival, Doha, 2011, competition
  • Cinema City International Film Festival, Novi Sad, 2011, screening
  • Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, Russia, 2011, competition:
    • Best Documentary Award
  • Sichuan TV Festival, China, 2011, international competition:
    • Golden Panda Award
  • DocFest 2011, Chalkida, competition:
    • 3rd Best Feature Documentary Award
    • Best Editing Award
  • Australia Greek Film Festival, 2010, screening
  • Kalamata Documentary Fastival, Greece, 2014, screening


Directed byNikos Megrelis
ScreenplayNikos Megrelis, Nikos Politis
CinematographyPanayotis Vassilakis
EditingChristoforos Lazaris
MusicNicola Piovani
ProducersCostas Lambropoulos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Co-producersManos Krezias, Dionyssis Samiotis, Nikos Megrelis
ProductionCL Productions
Co-productionODEON, Faliro House Productions, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), NEO MINIMA, FilmInMind
Theater ReleaseApril 7, 2011
2011, Digital Beta, color, 73', Dolby Digital