Online Screening

Nov 11 - Nov 19

Lord Timothy Bell, founder of the infamous public relations firm Bell Pottinger, rose to prominence from the advertising world to handle PR for political clients ranging from the controversial to the openly amoral. After decades of using weaponized media to influence elections—and subvert democracy—in the United Kingdom, Pinochet’s Chile, and beyond, a new client contributes to Bell’s dramatic downfall. Offering sharp insight into how much our perceptions are shaped by outside forces, filmmakers Diana Neille and Richard Poplak have crafted a disturbing investigation into the politicization of modern communication. Winner: Durban International Film Festival

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded filmmaker Q&A, immediately following the film.

Director: Richard Poplak, Diana Neille
Executive Producer: Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross, Thandi Davids
Producer: Bob Moore, Neil Brandt
Writer: Richard Poplak, Diana Neille
Cinematographer: Glauco Bermudez, Mark Ó Fearghaíl
Editor: Ryan Mullins
Music: Florencia Di Concilio
Language: English
Country: Canada
Year: 2020
Publicist: David Magdael & Associates
Sales Agent: Cinetic Media

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Nov 11 - Nov 19


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