Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life is an animated adaptation of a Polish journalist’s memoir of reporting on the Angolan civil war. Comparable to things like Waltz With Bashir and the comics of Joe Sacco, it uses a blend of animation and contemporary footage to bring alive one of the crucial points in the fight for Angolan independence.

In many ways it’s also a film about journalism ethics. Can a war reporter ever really be considered a civilian? Given that their work is both reconnaissance and propaganda. It also exposes the great myth of journalism – that the reporter is an observer. In fact the reporter is a participant, whose very presence changes the situation they inhabit. And objectivity comes very much second to the need to live through the experience.