Truth under fire: Objectivity and aid in conflict zones – Sydney

  • February 22, 2018
  • 6pm - 8pm
  • Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

When Walkley Talks return to the State Library of NSW in February 2018, join us for a screening of the new independent documentary film Disaster Capitalism, written and co-produced by independent journalist and author Antony Loewenstein, followed by a discussion about freelancing, war reporting, filmmaking, objectivity in conflict zones, the role of journalism and aid.

Filmmaker Antony Loewenstein says, “Disaster Capitalism challenges the concepts of aid and development in Afghanistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and the US through the lives of local people and my eyes as an investigative journalist.” Disaster Capitalism is directed by Thor Neureiter and co-produced by Media Stockade.

Speakers:

  • Antony Loewenstein, journalist, author and filmmaker, Disaster Capitalism
  • Monica Attard, head of journalism faculty, Macleay College / former foreign correspondent
  • Hugh Riminton, Network Ten
  • Yaara Bou Melhem, independent videojournalist

Details about the film + trailer: http://disastercapitalismfilm.com

PLEASE NOTE: The screening must commence at 6pm sharp.Please arrive and be seated by 5.55pm.

This event is free to attend but you must register.