On the Spot

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Original run: 9 Nov 2009 – 19 Dec 2018

Country of origin: Hungary

Network: Spektrum HU

Watched by: 2 of 672 707 0%

Total running time: 2 days 12 hours 11 minutes

Episode duration: 50 minutes


On the Spot digging for human stories behind the news with two cameras, without a crew, giving the films extraordinary intimacy and honesty from the revolution in Egypt to earthquakes in Japan. The motto of the series is from Robert Capa, the Hungarian war photographer: "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough."

The filmmakers have received the Press Freedom Award in Strasbourg from the Council of Europe, the Prix Jury in Karlovy Vary at the Tourfilm Festival and the Golden Nymph as Best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival. "On the Spot: Gaza" has got the Gold Plaque at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival TV-Awards and the prize for "Best Foreign Short Documentary" at the American Documentary Film Festival in 2014.

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