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Bellingcat, Truth in a Post-Truth World (with intro & discussion)

Impressive IDFA documentary Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World follows an international team of citizen journalists that use their knowledge of social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to conduct in-depth research. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Christiaan Triebert via Skype. He is part of Bellingcat and can be seen in the documentary.

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Who can we still believe? In an age when governments spread fake news to cause confusion and uncertainty, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the truth. While the major news organizations are still checking the facts using their own established sources, clever internet users are discovering that there are also smarter and more accurate ways to do it yourself.

Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World follows an international team of citizen investigative journalists who are using their knowledge of social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to conduct in-depth research. On the MH17 plane crash, for example, using Google Earth, dashcam footage and Facebook profiles. Or on atrocities in Syria, by scrutinizing videos for authenticity and then storing them in a huge database for possible future prosecutions.

Director Hans Pool explains everything with clarity in interviews brimming with fascinating topical examples. Even the most important organizations and authorities can’t match the ingenuity of a small group of volunteers.



19.20
Doors open
19.30 Introduction
19.35 Start film
21.05 Q&A with Christiaan Triebert
21.30 End



Christiaan Triebert

Christiaan Triebert is an investigative journalist and works for the open source investigation collective Bellingcat, where he conducts research by using open sources such as images from social media, webcams and Google Maps.

Bellingcat publishes many articles about human rights violations, such as the MH17 disaster and the wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. In 2017, Christiaan won the Innovation Award of the European Press Prize for his reconstruction of the coup in Turkey in 2016.

Christiaan writes regularly for The New York Times. He was on the front page of The New York Times investigating the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018.

Hans Pool, Netherlands, 2018, 88 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.
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