Post-Truth and Consequences

Saturday, January 21, 2:30 p.m.

Filmmaker Lodge
550 Main St.

The film community shares a basic tenet of journalism in questioning society and challenging political orthodoxies. But how do we contend with a post-truth society, which fosters disingenuous narratives, fake news, hate speech, trolling, and open hostility toward a free press and free speech? Lacking a fact-based shared reality, can media speak across the divide? Journalist David Folkenflik (NPR), filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Force), filmmaker Laura Poitras (Project X) and journalist James Risen (New York Times) explore how we re-legitimize truth.

Panels are open to all Festival credential holders on a space-available basis.


Peter Nicks
David Folkenflik
James Risen
Laura Poitras
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