After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

Disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news are wreaking havoc on the global information environment. This urgent and soulful documentary gains unprecedented access to figures in the Pizzagate and Seth Rich cases and the Jade Helm conspiracy and Alabama election to expose the human cost of “fake news.”

A portrait of the "propaganda pipeline" emerges, as false stories travel from dark corners online to mainstream launderers of "fake news." Cameras roll when two infamous peddlers of political lies are confronted in the act by journalists and Info Wars host Alex Jones is de-platformed. But how do we preserve the truth in the future? (With Kara Swisher, James Alefantis, Aaron Rich).

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Andrew Rossi



Director: Andrew Rossi
Executive Producer: Executive Producer: Brian Stelter
Producer: Co Producer: Adam McGill
Cinematographer: Cinematography by Bryan Sarkinen, Adam McGill, Andrew Rossi
Editor: Edited by Cindy Lee
Music: Original Music by Ian Hultquist
Principal Cast: Kara Swisher, James Alefantis, Aaron Rich, Oliver Darcy, Will Sommer, Craig Silverman, Ross Ramsey, Elizabeth Williamson, Adam Goldman, Yochai Benkler
Additional Credits: Assistant Editor: Eda Dalman


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Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 95 mins