THIS IS NOT A MOVIE

By Yung CHANG

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA / OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA - as SALES

Documentary - Completed 2019

The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze).

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
TIFF Docs
DOC NYC 2019
Official Selection
RIDM 2019
Official Selection
CPH:DOX 2020
Highlights
Palm Spring Fest. 2020
Official Selection
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yung CHANG
    • Synopsis
    • For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.

      Yung Chang’s This Is Not a Movie captures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions.

      The process of translating raw experience into incisive and passionate dispatches requires the determination to see things first-hand and the tenacity to say what others won’t. In his relentless pursuit of the facts, Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in spite of the danger, he has continued to cover stories as they unfold, talking directly to the people involved.

      In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.