Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

This Is Not a Movie

Year: 2019
Country: CANADA
Language: English, Arabic
Run Time: 106 minutes

This Is Not a Movie
This Is Not a Movie
This Is Not a Movie
This Is Not a Movie

Known for his absolute commitment to reporting the truth from the frontlines of highly volatile war zones, the work and process of legendary foreign correspondent, Robert Fisk, takes center stage in this bracing, furious, nonfiction portrait. Capturing risky wartime footage and weaving it into exquisite archival materials, THIS IS NOT A MOVIE traces Fisk’s career from his early years at The New York Times covering headlines in Europe, to his conscious focus switch to writing on growing issues in the Middle East for The Independent. With a controversial reputation for entering extremely dangerous regions plagued by massacre, war, and terrorism, Fisk aims to calmly research and write from a place of emotional detachment, where honest and factual news reporting can truly emerge. An urgent and vital piece of filmmaking for this “fake news” era, Fisk stands at its center, a hardened and tough old-world hero of sorts, fighting in the name of truth for all of humanity. (In English and Arabic with subtitles) — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:50 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:20 AM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Voices of the Arab World

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition


Yung Chang

Anita Lee, Allyson Luchak, Nelofer Pazira, Ingmar Trost

Duraid Munajim

Mike Munn

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Film Sponsors

Cleveland Humanities Festival

Community Partners

Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Pro Chapter

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