- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium is hosting a series of 11 documentaries in the nation’s capital through Sunday to highlight investigative journalism.

“We are excited to bring these probing, new investigative documentaries to Washington audiences,” Diana Jean Schemo, Double Exposure’s founder and co-director, said in a statement. “This season’s slate explores timely issues in our nation’s political life just now, including race in America, the drug trade, Latin America, and the media itself.”

Film screenings in the evenings will be complemented in the daytime by symposia on subjects such as “the real take” on fake news, protecting sources and subjects in newly hostile environments, immersive and undercover reporting and conversations with leading filmmakers.

Alex Gibney, the filmmaker known for “Going Clear” and “Mea Maxima Culpa,” will be on hand Friday evening at the Naval Heritage Center for a screening of his new doc, “No Stone Unturned,” about a still-unsolved mysterious multiple murder at a Northern Ireland pub.

Double Exposure is interested in exploring the dynamism and creativity in visual works of investigation. What happens when filmmakers are committed to the precision of uncovering hidden facts and truths mixed with expressive visual language,” Sky Sitney the co-director of the Double Exposure, said a statement provided to The Washington Times. “How do journalists render their works in a visual mode? [Double Exposure] brings together journalists and filmmakers, both committed to uncovering truth, but in distinctive ways.

“The films in this year’s lineup are not only great works of journalism, but great works of cinematic storytelling that bring vivid and distinct focus to a range of topics and issues otherwise left unseen,” she said.

For more information go to DoubleExposureFestival.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide