Martyn Burke works in a multitude of worlds, moving between novels, films, and documentaries. He has published six highly acclaimed novels, has recently won the Peabody Award the International Press Academy Auteur Award, and has been nominated for Emmys, Directors Guild, and Writers Guild awards for his feature and television films. He has made award winning television and theatrical documentaries including the Academy Award-short listed Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, and on other topics ranging from traveling carnivals to terrorism.


Winner of the Peabody Award and shortlisted for the Academy Awards, Martyn Burke's latest film UNDER FIRE: Journalist In Combat, takes the viewer into the psychological cost of covering wars. Having been through wars himself, Burke lets the latest wave of combat reporters tell of the invisible toll that war often takes as jarring footage of what they experienced plays on the screen.

Idi Amin: My People Love Me

Martyn Burke dared Idi Amin to drive him around Kampala with no security. Amin took the challenge and for three hours they went all over the Ugandan capital together. A few


The funny, poignant documentary following raucous carnies working at a huge carnival as it criss-crosses America at the height of the country’s turmoil.

Islam VS. Islamists:

The story of courageous anti-Islamist Muslims in Western Europe, Canada and the United States and the extraordinary challenges they face in taking on Islamists, many of whom want


Canadian TV viewers were riveted as major mafia figures were exposed in sting operatisons recorded by Connections team's hidden cameras. In what was to be a



Witnesses went to a war barely noticed in the west; a war that foreshadowed the 9/11 era. Living in caves and mud forts with Afghan fighters, Burke chronicled the lives of those caught up in the 1980’s us Early

Hollywood 10

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A History of Politics in Fillm Producer, Director Filmed with the participation of many of those most involved House Un-American Activities hearings into communism in the film industry split Hollywood – and the nation, in a bitter divide that continues to this