Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World

Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World

A first-hand look into the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat. Comprised of various distinct personalities from around the globe, Bellingcat is an online association of talented and dedicated truth-seekers utilizing advanced digital research techniques to upend the world of journalism. De facto leader Eliot and his fellow researchers give us exclusive access into their tight-knit world as they demonstrate the unlimited power of open source investigation. In cases ranging from the MH17 disaster to the hidden crimes of the Syrian regime, the group’s power and growing global influence is examined and explored.

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Hans Pool



Director: Hans Pool
Executive Producer: Nick Fraser
Producer: Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Screenwriter: Hans Pool
Cinematographer: Hans Pool
Editor: Simon Barker
Sound Designer: Pepijn Aben
Music: Frank Wienk (Binkbeats)
Principal Cast: Eliot Higgins, Christiaan Triebert, Hadi Al-Khatib, Veli-Pekka Kivimäki, Timmi Allen, Aric Toler, Jay Rosen, Alexa Koenig, Claire Wardle, Wilbert Paulissen
Additional Credits: Commissioning editor: Barbara Truyen, Research & editorial: Sasha Ourikh, Yula Altchouler


Public Film Contact
Sasja Opdam
Publicity Contact
Layla Hancock-Piper (Cinetic Marketing)
Sales Agent
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Netherlands
Language: English, Dutch, German
Runtime: 88:54 mins