Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World


March 14, 2019
6:15 PM /
Featuring Q&A with filmmaker Hans Pool, film subject Eliot Higgins, HRW's Priyanka Motaparthy, Senior Researcher, Emergencies and moderated by Stephanie Hancock, Media Manager, Communications, HRW. Please note: For standby tickets arrive 30 min early.
QA Session with the FilmmakerReception
March 24, 2019
2:00 PM /
Featuring Q&A with Belkis Wille, Senior Iraq Researcher, Human Rights Watch and activist Peter Kofod
QA Session with the Filmmaker
June 02, 2019
4:30 PM /
Los Angeles
Discussion to follow featuring Fred Abrahams, Associate Director, Program at HRW and film subject Christiaan Triebert. Cocktail reception to follow + optional tour of Universal Studios
QA Session with the FilmmakerReception
June 20, 2019
7:00 PM /
New York
Q&A with Christiaan Triebert, film subject + journalist, Visual Investigations, NYT; Femke Wolting, producer; Jay Rosen, film subject, NYU Professor of Journalism; Priyanka Motaparthy, Emergencies Director, HRW, & Emma Daly, Communications Director, HRW
QA Session with the Filmmaker
June 20, 2019
9:30 PM /
New York
ENCORE screening. Introduced by subject Christiaan Triebert
December 05, 2019
6:00 PM /
All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a discussion with Emma Daly, Deputy Director for Media, Human Rights Watch and Aric Toller, Bellingcat investigator.
QA Session with the Filmmaker

“In citizen journalism…trust is generated not by the brand name or the glory of the institution, it’s generated through transparency.“

– Jay Rosen, film subject, Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World follows the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat, dedicated to redefining breaking news by exploring the promise of open source investigation. This highly skilled and controversial collective exposes 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. From his home in the English countryside, de facto leader Eliot Higgins and his team of volunteer truth-seekers put newspapers, networks and governments to the test, shedding light on the fight for journalistic integrity in the era of fake news and alternative facts.

 Courtesy of Submarine Amsterdam.

Hans Pool
Country of Production: 
The Netherlands
English, Dutch, German with English Subtitles
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Hans Pool

Hans Pool is an award winning director and cinematographer, who combines a journalistic approach with intellectual depth. He masterfully conveys topics that are difficult to grasp with a cinematic language that is understood by all. Previous films include Putin's Olympic Dream and Looking for an Icon.