THIS IS NOT A MOVIE reevaluates the Middle East, investigating invasions and wars through the prism of history and the unique and incendiary perspective of veteran journalist Robert Fisk, who’s been reporting in the region for over 40 years. Where once his long-form, on the ground, investigative journalism was valued for its truth-seeking, today, he is a dinosaur of a bygone era supplanted by fake news, media conglomerates, citizen journalists and sound-bytes. THIS IS NOT A MOVIE is an urgent inquiry into the meaning of truth and ethics in modern-day journalism, the Middle East’s lack of social contract between governments and their people and how we can reshape a world where politics and history sways with every misinterpretation and lie.
TITLE This is not a Movie
LENGTH 90 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES English, Arabic a.o.
LOCATIONS Lebanon, Syria, Iraq a.o.
PRODUCTION TINAM Inc., Sutor Kolonko
CO-PRODUCTION Motto Pictures
PRODUCERS Allyson Luchak, Nelofer Pazira, Ingmar Trost, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Anita Lee
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Martin Pieper (ZDF)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Yung Chang
SUPPORTED BY National Film Board of Canada, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Canada / Germany 2019