Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-truth World

Hans Pool Long documentary - 2018 - 89 min.
Twelve plus

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

The internet gave fake news and propaganda a firm boost, but also facilitated the revolutionary rise of citizen journalism. Bellingcat, a group of dedicated online investigators, aspires to reveal the facts behind impenetrable news stories from all over the world. From their home base in Leicester, leader Elliot and his team question newspapers, networks and authorities. For the first time, Bellingcat researchers from Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and the United States give a filmmaker exclusive permission to follow them. How does this club, branded by some critics as a collection of armchair researchers, manage to bring world leaders before a court of justice?


Director(s) Hans Pool
Production Company Submarine
Executive Producer
Julia Ton
Director of Photography
Simon Barker
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Frank Wienk
TV Company
Production Country