this week at FOMM: constructing truth

War and Appease
The Journalist, the Documentarian and the Truth

They say the first casualty of war is truth… The Child, the Death and The Truth*, directed by German journalist and filmmaker Esther Schapira, investigates the shooting and editing of a TV news item that shook the world – the death of a Palestinian boy and the wounding of his father when caught in a deadly crossfire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters. What unfolds is an intriguing examination of news practice and reportage in the age of celebrity.

– How is the relationship of trust established between newsroom and viewer?
– How are new technologies changing the images we see?
– What are the increasing pressures on networks, journalists and documentary filmmakers alike with the rise of social media?

Special guests:
• Dr Claudia Schreiner – Head of Programming: History, Culture and Science at ARD/MDR Germany
• Liz Jackson – ABC/Four Corners journalist and five-time Walkley Award winner

Time: 5-6pm
Date: Friday, September 24
Event: Friday On My Mind
Venue: AFTRS Theatre, Fox Entertainment Quarter

* change of format for this week only: free screening of the film starts 5pm with panel session starting 6pm.

An inspiring AFTRS event bringing you face to face with the industry’s brightest thinkers.

Free entry. All welcome.

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