Bellingcat: Truth In A Post-Truth World Wins The International Emmy Award!
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the international Emmy Awards.
AMSTERDAM – 26 November, 2019
Yesterday evening the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-truth World won the International Emmy Award in the category Best Documentary. Nominees Femke Wolting and Hans Pool gladly received the award yesterday evening on behalf of their team at the Hilton New York.
Canal Futura / Couro de Rato, Brazil), Louis Theroux’s Altered States (BBC Studios, United Kingdom) and Witness: India’s Forbidden Love (Al Jazeera English / Grain Media, Qatar).
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 the Skripal case to 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.
Director Hans Pool and producer Femke Wolting with the Best Documentary Award for “Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World”, during the 47th International Emmy Awards gala at the Hilton New York on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in New York.