Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

Hans Pool
| Netherlands
| 2018
| 88 min

A first-hand look into the revolutionary rise of the citizen investigative journalist collective known as Bellingcat, a highly skilled and controversial group who expose the truth behind global news stories. From identifying the exact location of an Islamic State murder through analysis of a video distributed on YouTube, to tracking the story behind the mysterious poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK, Bellingcat hunts down answers using social media, reconstruction techniques, and audio analysis. With exclusive access to the collective’s tight-knit world, Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World lifts the veil on journalism, puts the audience in the anchor’s chair, and gives new meaning to the phrase “breaking news”.

Director
Hans Pool
Producer
Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Premiere
Sydney Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2019