Another News Story - Montreal Premiere with Panel Discussion
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premiere of Another News Story, a fascinating interrogation of the experiences of refugees on their perilous journey to and across Europe and the news workers who follow them.
The event will be followed by a panel discussion on media representation of the refugee crisis with activists Houda Asal and Dalila Awada. The event will be moderated by filmmaker Muhammad El-Khairy. The event is co-presented by 99media.org.
Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare provided on site by The Childcare Collective.
ANOTHER NEWS STORY
Orban Wallace / United Kingdom / 2017 / 84 ' / English - Arabic / S.T. English
Debuting director Orban Wallace’s feature-length work engages the European refugee crisis, but the young British director turns the camera lens in a direction rather different from the rest of the documentary scene investigating recent events. He trains his penetrating gaze on the journalists sent by their employers to the Mediterranean to cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy. By juxtaposing the stories of reporters and the experiences of Middle East emigrants, he has fostered a new meta-reading of media content. When faced with immeasurable suffering, is it possible to maintain your humanistic sensitivity, or, glazed, do you just go after another news story?