Through the streets of war-torn Syria and along the West Bank barrier, this film follows the controversial and legendary war reporter Robert Fisk. With a notebook in his hand and carrying a satchel, we are introduced to a man who has been reporting from hotspots around the world for more than 40 years. In a calm and succinct manner, Fisk tells the stories of the victims and scrutinizes the epicenter of power. Through archival clips, interviews and shots from his work in the field, a complex character appears before us, a man both praised and criticized, who shows us the uglier sides of the world, and who – as the title suggests – tirelessly insists that what we see is indeed not a movie.
We are pleased to invite you to join us for an exclusive conversation between a wide range of Denmark’s most important foreign correspondents. We will be in good company when Ulla Terkelsen, Rasmus Tantholdt, Simi Jan and Jan Grarup open up about their lived experiences from war zones and hotspots around the globe. With the film as a starting point, journalist Andreas Fugl Thøgersen will kickstart the conversation and guide us through a talk about how fake news affects the work of foreign correspondents, how legendary war reporters such as Robert Fisk has influenced the field, and what role the foreign correspondent holds anno 2019.
NB: the conversation will be in danish.