Documentation and the Reality of Fake News

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm

co-presented with The Video Consortium

Are we living in a post-truth world? Fake news has brought the credibility of journalism to the forefront. When being discredited has never been more of a threat, how can contemporary journalists and documentary filmmakers restore trust while narrating a moment that often seems stranger than fiction? Join us as we gather local video journalists and non-fiction filmmakers to reflect on a year of resistance and change, and explore what’s to come.


Reuben Atlas is a NY/NJ based filmmaker and former lawyer. His first film, a feature music documentary, Brothers Hypnotic, premiered at SXSW and broadcast internationally and on PBS' Independent Lens. He also co-directed with Jerry Rothwell the Netflix and Arte funded wine fraud documentary, Sour Grapes. Recently, he produced and directed with Sam Pollard, ACORN and the Firestorm, about the controversial community group. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will air on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2018. Previously, he worked at a maximum-security prison, a jazz collective, a music law firm, and at Legal Aid.

Katie Englehart is a reporter and producer at NBC Left Field, a new documentary film unit at NBC News. She's also a Fellow at New America, working on a narrative non-fiction book about the right to die. Previously, she worked as a correspondent for VICE News and VICE News Tonight covering extremism, far-right populism and the ongoing refugee crisis, among other subjects.

Samin Pogoff is a Brooklyn based producer and editor. Most recently, she worked with the founding team editing Emmy Award-winning HBO's Vice News Tonight, and is currently producing Meerkat Media's Newsreels from the Resistance.

Matt Wolfe is a journalist and a doctoral student in sociology at New York University. His work has appeared in The New Republic, New York, The Oxford American, The Atavist, and The New York Times. Since 2014, he has been producing a documentary about inmate re-entry.


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The Video Consortium is a creative network of the world's leading video journalists and nonfiction filmmakers that promotes and fosters socially-conscious, thought-provoking, truthful storytelling for a new era of media.

This event is part of the Winter/Spring 2018 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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