This Is Not a Movie
Cinéma du parc
3575, avenue du Parc, suite 6100, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3P9
RIDM MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2019
🎞️ Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM | CINÉMA DU PARC – SALLE 2
Screening presented with English subtitles.
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2019 | 106 min
A TINAM Inc., SUTOR KOLONKO co-production with THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.
Yung Chang’s This Is Not a Movie captures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions.
The process of translating raw experience into incisive and passionate dispatches requires the determination to see things first-hand and the tenacity to say what others won’t. In his relentless pursuit of the facts, Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in spite of the danger, he has continued to cover stories as they unfold, talking directly to the people involved.
In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.