Truth in a Post-truth World

Explores the promise of open source investigation, taking viewers inside the exclusive world of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat.

Festival des Libertes (2019) – RTBF Award

International Emmy Awards (2019) – Documentary

Prix Europa (2019) – Nomination: TV Documentary

Raven Awards Docutah (2019) – Humanitarian Award Feature

San Francisco DocFest Awards (2019) – Jury Prize for Best Feature

The Golden Frame Awards / Rab Film Festival (2019) – Best Documentary Film

Thin Line Fest (2019) – Global Awareness Award

SA Premiere

Availability &
Screening Time:

500 tickets
Sat 22 Aug / 6pm + PANEL @ 7.35pm
Tues 25 Aug / 9am


Hans Pool





Running Time:

89 min



This is a remarkable look at a small group of self-appointed investigators who use publicly available resources on the internet to determine the truth about key recent news events such as the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, the now infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, and the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military officer, in Salisbury, England. An inspiring tribute to the power of citizen journalism – and its impact on mainstream reportage – Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World is made with the same dedication to truth and detail as the organisation it documents. Highly engaging, the film feels like a gripping spy movie for much of its running time.

Our Panel Discussion Truth in a Post-Truth World - Navigating the Depths, featuring the Directors of Bellingcat and Influence, was recorded and posted to YouTube.