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MIFF: Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

Documentary


 

A look behind the scenes of the citizen-journalism website Bellingcat.

"Bellingcat" is an intriguing documentary that tells an important story, in the driest and most bland way possible. Almost overflowing with details, this production seems to be weighed down by its own scope. There are poignant moments here, highlighting the need for transparent, quality and ethical journalism, especially in today's political climate. But it would have worked better if a smaller amount of incidents were showcased in greater depth, rather than just skimming the surface of so many. Bell the cat.

Jessica Avelsgaard

MIFF 2019
88 mins