This is Not a Movie

This is Not a Movie

| 1 h 30 min

For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.
Yung Chang’s This Is Not a Movie captures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions. The process of translating raw experience into incisive and passionate dispatches requires the determination to see things first-hand and the tenacity to say what others won’t. In his relentless pursuit of the facts, Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in spite of the danger, he has continued to cover stories as they unfold, talking directly to the people involved. In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Credits
  • writer
    Yung Chang
  • director
    Yung Chang
  • co-writer
    Nelofer Pazira
  • producer
    Anita Lee
    Allyson Luchak
    Nelofer Pazira
    Ingmar Trost
  • editor
    Mike Munn
  • cinematography
    Duraid Munajim
  • original music
    Ohad Benchetrit
    Justin Small
  • title sequence
    Handt & Wolber
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
    Julie Goldman
    Christopher Clements
  • associate producer
    Kate Vollum
    John Griffith
  • participant
    Robert Fisk
    Yara
    General Jihad Sultan
    Antranik Helvadjian
    Suheil Natour
    Nirmeen Hazineh
    Tsoleen Sarian
    Lt. Finian Everard
    Vesna Almog
    Ifet Krnjic
    Adis Ikanovic
    Amira Solh
    Amer Mrayati
    Lamiaa Al Saad
    Amira Hass
    Antony Loewenstein
    Chaim Silberstein
    Sulieman Khatib
  • business affairs
    Colette Johnson-Vosberg
  • production manager
    Andje Borojevic
    Bettina Müller
  • sound recordist
    Daniel Hewett
    Jason Porter
    Rami Al Dulli
  • assistant camera
    Peter Howie
    Ali Al-Daradji
  • fixer
    Saseen Kawzally
    Vesna Almog
    Emmanuel Haddad
    Yara
    Quique Kierszenbaum
  • driver
    Noor Saad Mohammed
    Goran Krunic
    Mohammad
    Zoran Krunic
    Rawan Idkaidk
    Samir Al-Sharif
  • assistant editor
    Phillip Hawkes
  • visual researcher
    Tanya Fleet
  • archival research
    Nelofer Pazira
    Lucas Dowling
  • fact checking
    Lucas Dowling
    Nelofer Pazira
  • researcher
    Jackie Corkery
    Jonah Engle
  • translation
    All Languages Ltd
    Textimbild
  • transcription
    Laurel Toews
    House of Transcription
  • executive director of programming
    Michelle van Beusekom
  • manager, studio operations
    Mark Wilson
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • production coordinator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • studio coordinator
    Carly Kastner
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
    Hatty Reisman
    Reisman Law Offices
    Jennifer Dick
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • post-production supervisor
    Erhard Giesen
  • video post-production
    Farbkult Post Production
  • conform
    Fabian Eisenacher
  • colourist
    Felix Hüsken
  • audio post production
    Torus Filmtonpostproduktion
  • audio post production supervisor
    Stephan Colli
  • dialogue editor
    Matthias Lempert
  • re-recording mixer
    Matthias Lempert
  • sound design
    Mirko Reinhard
  • assistant sound design
    Erik Reck
  • ADR recordist
    Sebastian Stroux
    Tom Protzer
  • technician
    Markus Emonds
  • scheduling torus
    Bettina Nesselrath
    Hildegard Nonnemacher
  • subtitles
    Textimbild
  • production tax credit advisor
    Jimmy Ye
    Kudlow Ye Professional Corporation
  • production accountant
    Fuller Landau LLP
    Laura Couvrette
  • production bookeeper
    Marcella Vetere
  • accountant
    Bernhard Rand
  • title search
    The Rights Company
    Shannon Hancock
  • assistant business affairs
    Betty Ann Tutching
  • production insurance
    Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
    Reel Media Canada
    Darlene Milley
    Steve Fraser