A special tribute screening to the late Robert Fisk, hosted by the Middle East Children’s Alliance and the Arab Film & Media Institute. Robert Fisk died on October 30, 2020, in Ireland at the age of 74.
Followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Yung Chang!
NOTE: After this content becomes available January 13th at 5:00 pm PST, you’ll have 4 days 6 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching the film. The January 13th at 5:00 pm live stream can be viewed anytime until January 17th at 11:45 pm.
ABOUT THE FILM:
For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.
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.
“Chang uses Fisk to weave a tale about the nature of modern journalism.”
“In response to the idea that journalism is or should be ‘objective,’ Fisk said, “I always say that reporters should be neutral and unbiased on the side of those who suffer. If you were covering the 18th-century slave trade, you would not give equal space to the slave-ship captain. … At the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut in 1982, I did not give equal time to the Israeli army who watched the killings and whose Lebanese allies committed the atrocity.”
***Apologies, but this showing is only authorized to be viewed in the USA.***
And to whet your appetite, check out this conversation between Robert Fisk and filmmaker Yung Chang, about the role of journalism, from the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2019.
Cosponsored by Norcal Friends of Sabeel and Jewish Voice for Peace- Bay Area