Slow News

Infodemic is all around. We are drowning in information overload. Every 60 seconds we share millions of items on Facebook, we watch millions of videos on Youtube, we write billions of tweets. False newspapers with true hoaxes, real newspapers with fake news. People believe everything and nothing at the same time.

In different parts of the world, some journalists are building alternative models: Rob Orchard in England, De Correspondent’s crew in the Netherlands, Lea Korsgaard in Denmark and many others. They do not know each other, but they want the same thing: to slow down.

Meanwhile, in Milan, four freelance journalists meet professor Peter Laufer, from the University of Oregon; he is the author of the Slow News manifesto, inspired by Slow Food philosophy and adapted for journalism. They have a mission: to connect the dots.


  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 92 & 52 mins
  • Production: IK Produzioni
  • Director: Alberto Puliafito
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Italy



  • Audience Award for Best Documentary at Glocal Film Festival 2021 (Italy), Festival del Cinema di Salerno Plate - Educational Documentaries at Festival del Cinema di Salerno 2020 (Italy), Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020 (Greece), Another Way Film Festival 2020 (Spain), Internationales Festival Zeichen Der Nacht, Berlin 2020 (Germany), Festival International Signes de Nuit Paris 2020 (France).

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