As part of our series of events with The Ethical Journalism Network, the Frontline Club will be screening Another News Story followed by a Q&A with director / producer Orban Wallace, producer Verity Wislocki, journalist Ahmad al-Rashid and Dorothy Byrne.
Another News Story takes a fresh view of the European refugee crisis. The film opens in 2015 Greece as refugees arrive on the idyllic island of Lesbos and follows refugees into Hungary and Croatia and across Europe to a hoped-for sanctuary. Since 2015 the current refugee crisis has flooded every news and media outlet across the globe. Another News Story takes a unique approach to capturing this narrative. While still giving a groundfloor perspective of migrants fleeing Syria and Turkey and their struggle to find a country where they are welcome, director Orban Wallace simultaneously turns the camera on the journalists and the role they play in representing the crisis to the world. Wallace’s gripping debut feature raises important questions about what happens behind the camera, and how the life cycle of a news story starts and grows.
17 international film festival selections including Karlovy Vary, IDFA, Zurich and Glasgow among others. UK theatrical release in May
Run Time: 84 mins