Programs

Post Truth Times

Why do so many people distrust the media? How has the internet changed journalism?

Many have questioned the role of fake news and false information in the American election and in the Brexit referendum. Donald Trump actively brands journalists, experts and the media as liars. Opinions seem more important than facts. So is truth absolute or are there levels of truth? Do people have time to worry whether they are receiving accurate information? In the age of media filtered by algorithms, do we really want to know the truth, or do we prefer a story that appeals to us?

Filmed in the USA and Europe, featuring Noam Chomsky as well as journalists from The Guardian and the New York Times, this investigative documentary explores how the latest developments in media and journalism are shaping our society. Can we find reliable information in these post truth times?

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Sun Lua
  • Director: Hector Carre
  • Available Versions: ENG, ESP
  • Country of production: USA

VOD LINKS

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • Raindance Film festival ( London, UK), Festival de Cine Independiente de Ourense (SPAIN), Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy), FICIP Festival de Cine Político de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Festival Política de Lisboa (Portugal).

Related Programs

Brexit: The Backstage of a Divorce

Negotiations for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union are at a standstill, and the population are divided. How did this happen? What's next?

More info

Breakpoint

What does 'progress' mean in the modern age? 'Breakpoint' looks back at 200 years of development to provide an alternative view of our history.

More info

Inside the Russian Info War Machine

Acclaimed journalist Paul Moreira investigates how Russia manipulates public opinion, undermines democratic governments and attempts to alter world events.

More info