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This Is Not A Movie

Director: Yung Chang Run Time: 106 min. Rating: R Language: English, Arabic

Starring: Robert Fisk

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with KimStim.

“Asks probing questions about the nature of modern journalism…For anyone interested in a career in journalism, this is the movie.”

– Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

About the film:

World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Official Selection of DOC NYC.

For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world. In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.

Yung Chang’s This Is Not a Movie captures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions.

About the filmmaker:

Director Yung Chang’s feature documentaries Up the Yangtze (2007), China Heavyweight (2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2013) screened at international film festivals around the world including Sundance Film Festival, the Berlinale, and TIFF. In 2015, Chang worked on his first narrative feature, Eggplant, as a Fellow at the prestigious Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, and he collaborated with the filmmaker-driven documentary unit Field of Vision on his award-winning documentary short Gatekeeper (2016).

Chang recently interviewed David Fisk about his abiding love of cinema influencing his decision to become a journalist.

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