Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

This Is Not a Movie

 

Year: 2019
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 106 minutes

This Is Not a Movie
This Is Not a Movie
This Is Not a Movie
This Is Not a Movie

Known for his absolute commitment to reporting the truth from the frontlines of highly volatile war zones, the work and process of legendary foreign correspondent, Robert Fisk, takes center stage in this bracing, furious, nonfiction portrait. Capturing risky wartime footage and weaving it into exquisite archival materials, THIS IS NOT A MOVIE traces Fisk’s career from his early years at The New York Times covering headlines in Europe, to his conscious focus switch to writing on growing issues in the Middle East for The Independent. With a controversial reputation for entering extremely dangerous regions plagued by massacre, war, and terrorism, Fisk aims to calmly research and write from a place of emotional detachment, where honest and factual news reporting can truly emerge. An urgent and vital piece of filmmaking for this “fake news” era, Fisk stands at its center, a hardened and tough old-world hero of sorts, fighting in the name of truth for all of humanity. (In English and Arabic with subtitles) — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM ET

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:50 PM ET

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:20 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Voices of the Arab World

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director

Director
Yung Chang

Producers
Anita Lee, Allyson Luchak, Nelofer Pazira, Ingmar Trost

Cinematography
Duraid Munajim

Editing
Mike Munn

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Cleveland Humanities Festival

Community Partners

Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Pro Chapter

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