‘Bellingcat’ nominated for an Emmy Award
AMSTERDAM, September 19, 2019 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced that the documentary BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD is nominated for an International Emmy® Award. The documentary is a Submarine production in co-production with VPRO and is directed by Hans Pool. Winners will be announced on the official Emmy Awards ceremony on November 25th, 2019.
BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD follows the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat, a group of online researchers dedicated to exposing the truth of impenetrable news stories from around the world – from the downing of the MH17 plane in Ukraine to Skripal case; the poisoning of a Russian spy in the United Kingdom. From his Leicester home, De facto leader Eliot and his team of truth-seekers put newspapers, networks and governments to the test.
Bellingcat uses cutting-edge digital techniques to create a faster and more innovative approach than traditional research journalism. For the first time, Bellingcat investigators in Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and the United States have given exclusive access to filmmaker Hans Pool, allowing him to follow the group on their path to demonstrate the power of open source investigation.
Bellingcat’s impact is examined through the lens of their current investigations, as well as the high-profile conflicts they’ve previously reported. With global powers being less reliable and traditional newspapers declining in reach and budget – how does Bellingcat, dismissed by some critics as an assortment of “armchair researchers”, attain such a prominent status in the new world order of news? The filmmaker takes us on a quest to understand the group’s innovations, challenging our concept of journalism.
BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD is made with the support of NPO Fund, The Netherlands Film Fund Production Incentive, CoBO, and DocSociety.