DocSalon: Documentary in the Age of Fake News @ Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh [1 July]

DocSalon: Documentary in the Age of Fake News

13:30 - 15:00

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Edinburgh International Film Festival
88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tickets available from 10:00 on the day of the event — Sat 1 July, 13:30, Traverse.

Fake news is everywhere. Alternative facts, inflammatory clickbait, conspiracy theories, and misinformed memes gone viral distort public perception and comprehension of our world. Emotional appeals trump facts. Healthy scepticism gives way to paranoia. Under these circumstances what are the challenges and obligations facing documentary film? Join us for a public conversation, which brings together filmmakers, producers, programmers, and you, the audience, to reflect on fake news and what it means for documentary and other media.
Participants include:
Flora Gregory (International Documentary Consultant, former commissioning editor for Al-Jazeera English)
Luke Moody (Director of Film Programming at Sheffield DocFest)
Richard Warden (Producer, Middlefish Films; FIlm Lead, Mental Health Foundation in Scotland)
Leshu Torchin (Film Studies, University of St Andrews)
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