This is Not a Movie

Documentary | 14A | 106 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Sat, Feb 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:Not Rated - disturbing war-related content and images
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yung Chang
Cast:Robert Fisk
Amira Hass
Produced By:Anita Lee
Allyson Luchak
Nelofer Pazira
Ingmar Trost
Screenwriter:Yung Chang
Nelofer Pazira
Music By:Ohad Benchetrit
Justin Small


“Yung Chang's documentary about British journalist Robert Fisk is complex and cinematic.”- Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

“It's not just journalists, especially print warhorses, who will enjoy this account, but also the others who have no idea what it takes to be a newsperson who has dedicated his or her life to the reporting of truth as they see it.” – Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express

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. The process of translating raw experience into incisive and passionate dispatches requires the determination to see things first-hand and the tenacity to say what others won’t. In his relentless pursuit of the facts, Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in spite of the danger, he has continued to cover stories as they unfold, talking directly to the people involved. In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.

Nominee, Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019

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