Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth world

14 september 2019

20 : 15

Brief Synopsis:

BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD explores the promise of open source investigation, taking viewers inside the exclusive world of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat. In cases ranging from the MH17 disaster to the poisoning of a Russian spy in the United Kingdom, the Bellingcat team’s quest for truth will shed light on the fight for journalistic integrity in the era of fake news and alternative facts.


Directed by: Hans Pool
Screenplay: Hans Pool
Production: Submarine productions in co-produzione con VPRO – Barbara Truyen
Producer: Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix, Nick Fraser
Editing: Simon Barker
Cinematography: Hans Pool
International sales: Submarine
Running time: 88’
Country: Paesi Bassi
Year: 2018
Contacts: Sasja Opdam | Production Manager SUBMARINE | – Shoshi Korman |

Director’s note:

Initially I thought the main topic of the film would be the research on the MH17 case.
But after I spoke to the members of Bellingcat I realized that the online association was doing research on so much more than just MH17. Cases ranging from crimes in Syria to the Skripal poisoning case, Bellingcat was doing research on pretty much any topic you can think of. These days the truth seems harder to find with governments growing less reliable, but these guys never stop until they expose the truth and are able to substantiate it with proof.
Hans Pool