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EIFF DocSalon: Documentary in the Age of Fake News


In conjunction with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Dr Leshu Torchin will be hosting a Documentary Salon on the subject of Documentary in the Age of Fake News.

This will be a public conversation on the subject of fake news, alternative facts, post truth and truthiness and the challenges and obligations that face documentary filmmakers, programmers, commissioning editors, and others.

Confirmed speakers:

Flora Gregory (International Documentary Consultant; former commissioning editor for Al-Jazeera English),

Luke Moody (Director of Film Programming, Sheffield Doc Fest),

Richard Warden (Producer, Middlefish Films; Film Lead, Mental Health Foundation in Scotland),

Leshu Torchin (Film Studies, University of St Andrews)

Tickets available from 10:00 on the day of the event – Sat 1 July, 13:30, Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh)

Further information is available on the Edinburgh International Film Festival Website: https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2017/docsalon-documentary-age-fake-news