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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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

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

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Sasja Opdam
Submarine
sasja@submarine.nl

Publicity Contact:

Layla Hancock-Piper (Cinetic Marketing)
layla@cineticmedia.com
+12122047979

Sales Agent:

CAA

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
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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