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Investigative film journalism and the real world

Rob Lemkin, documentary director

Date/Time: Thursday 23 November 2017, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

The multi-award-winning 2009 documentary film on the Cambodian Killing Fields, Enemies of the People, has been used by both sides, prosecution and defence, and highlights the gulf between the judiciary and journalism in truth-seeking. The director of the documentary recounts the film’s story, its use in the UN’s trial of the Khmer Rouge leaders, and draws lessons about the role of independent investigative journalism in today’s media and political landscape.