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Un journaliste au front Santiago Bertolino

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Freelancer on the Front Lines

His father would have been less worried if he decided to report on small town Ontario. But Jesse Rosenfeld, ayoung freelance journalist working with The Daily Beast, among other outlets, was too fascinated by the Middle Eastern turmoil he had been covering since 2007. Over three years, through countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Santiago Bertolino (Carré rouge sur fond noir) followed the always-alert reporter in his daily travels. From the struggle to publish important stories to making contacts with people at the heart of the events transforming the Middle East while trying to get around the front lines under fire, the filmmaker gained unique access to the workings and ideals of journalism in the age of Twitter and 24-hour news cycles. An essential film for anyone who wants to understand how the world’s big stories are filtered by the written media.

Presented in collaboration with the NFB and le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules médias

Un journaliste au front

  • Country : Quebec
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : English, Arabic
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 97 MIN
  • Cinematography : Santiago Bertolino
  • Editing : Aube Foglia
  • Production : Nathalie Cloutier, Denis McCready
  • Sound Design : Olivier Calvert

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