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Human Rights Watch Film Festival / Hans Pool: Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World + ScreenTalk at the Barbican

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Time 18:15
Date 14/03/19
Price £12.6

Hans Pool charts the rise of the 'citizen investigative journalist' collective known as Bellingcat, dedicated to redefining breaking news by exploring the promise of open source investigation.

This highly skilled and controversial collective exposes the truth behind global news stories – from identifying the exact location of an Islamic State murder through analysis of a video distributed on YouTube, to tracking the story behind the mysterious poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK, Bellingcat hunts down answers using social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis. From his East Midlands home, de facto leader Eliot Higgins and his team of volunteer truth-seekers put newspapers, networks and governments to the test, shedding light on the fight for journalistic integrity in the era of fake news and alternative facts.

Hans Pool - Director
Hans Pool is an award winning director and cinematographer, who combines a journalistic approach with intellectual depth. He masterfully conveys topics that are difficult to grasp with a cinematic language that is understood by all. Previous films include Putin's Olympic Dream and Looking for an Icon.