“Freelancer on the Frontlines”

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6th – 2.30 pm

Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld has made the Middle East the focus of his work, and to make a living he has to keep up with constantly moving news targets. Freelancer on the Front Lines follows his journey across the region, showing us thorny geopolitical realities shaped by the events transforming the Middle East and exploring how journalism practices have changed in the age of the internet.

Whether covering the dashed hopes of the Egyptian revolution, the upheavals in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from Ramallah or Gaza, the reality of refugee camps in Turkey, or the faultiness of Iraq’s bloody divisions, the man is on a mission to share the issues on the ground with his readers. But to cope with the new communications jungle, choose the subjects he wants and make the front page, he must set himself apart from traditional mass media.

Freelancer on the Front Lines Trailer from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.

The documentary will be followed by an exchange with Santiago Bertolino

Duration : 98 min


Cinéma Le Méliès

Free admission

October 6 @ 14:30

14:30

– 16:10

(1h 40′)

Cinéma Le Méliès