Profession Journalist

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    Today, the truth is elusive, obscured by fake news, algorithms and echo chambers, making the vocation of journalism more noble and urgent than it’s ever been. Here we meet some of those who see truth-telling as their calling – voices of clarity that rise above the mediated noise.

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    1982

    • Lucas Gallo
    • 2019

    Excerpts from the TV program 60 minutos and other archive material, primarily originating from the Argentine military dictatorship, document the 74-day Falklands War of 1982.

    African Mirror

    • Mischa Hedinger
    • 2019

    Admiration and destruction are two sides of the same coin in this collage of archive footage that reveals how, since the 1950s, Europeans have projected their own idealized images onto Africa and destroyed original cultures.

    Aswang

    • Alyx Ayn Arumpac
    • 2019

    Since President Duterte took office, the Philippine police have killed tens of thousands of drug addicts. The experiences of a journalist, a coroner, a missionary brother and a street kid show the despair and fear caused by lawless violence.

    Battle

    • Clara Lazarim, Ricardo Mollan Saito, Caio Castor, Guilherme Cerqueira César
    • 2019

    The polarization of Brazilian society is brought into painfully sharp focus in a single long but unplanned shot, during which a street interview descends into a heated exchange with passersby. Are we still listening to each other?

    Behind the Blood

    • Loretta van der Horst
    • 2019

    In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a priest, a journalist and a hitman live with daily gang and police violence. A compelling portrait of three men in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

    Collective

    • Alexander Nanau
    • 2019

    In this explosive political thriller, filmmaker Alexander Nanau brilliantly investigates the consequences of a serious fire in the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest. His tenacious research reveals, bit by bit, the deep-seated corruption that plagues his country.

    For Sama

    • Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
    • 2019

    The 26-year-old citizen journalist Waad al-Kateab films her life in besieged Aleppo, Syria. She falls in love, marries, and gives birth to daughter Sama. In the form of a letter to Sama, the film intimately captures the reality of war and an uncertain future.

    How to Steal a Country

    • Rehad Desai
    • 2019

    A riveting account of the investigations into the corrupt practices of Former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, and the scandals surrounding the wealthy Indian Gupta family. Is there still room for justice within this fledgling democracy?

    Letter to the Editor

    • Alan Berliner
    • 2019

    A love letter to the newspaper as news medium, made up of photos that filmmaker Alan Berliner cut out of the New York Times day after day over the course of 40 years and archived according to an ingenious system.

    Living in Tazmamart

    • Davy Zylberfajn
    • 2005

    Witness reports from Moroccan men who spent 18 years in Tazmamart, a hellish secret prison, speak of the appalling conditions of their inhumane detention, but also of tender humanity and the strength of their resistance.

    Marshawn Lynch: A History

    • David Shields
    • 2019

    This unconventional portrait of the popular and rebellious American football player Marshawn Lynch consists of over 700 image fragments. What’s the deeper meaning behind his refusal to talk with the media?

    Prison for Profit

    • Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen
    • 2019

    Whistleblowers, former prisoners and an investigative journalist paint a shocking picture of South Africa’s first privatized prison. Profit maximization is the priority, with underpaid guards and violence against prisoners the inevitable outcome.

    Radio Silence

    • Juliana Fanjul
    • 2019

    The popular Mexican radio journalist Carmen Aristegui battles against her corrupt government, which is in the grip of drug cartels. Risking her own life, she continues to broadcast to her millions of followers on social media.