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Post-truth Cinema



Every second Wednesday of the month from May until December, IMPAKT and Cinema ‘t Hoogt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema. By means of documentaries and feature films the programme looks at our current political landscape and aspects such as political brainwashing, media manipulation, the influence of lobbying, tactics of distraction and fake news, Internet activism and media ethics.

Each film will be introduced by a speaker, who will discuss the film afterwards with IMPAKT director Arjon Dunnewind.

The first films on the programme are:

16 May 19:00: The Cleaners with and introduction by tech journalist Eva de Valk

13 June 19:00: Videocracy with an introduction by historians Pepijn Corduwener & Arthur Weststeijn

11 July 18:30: Network with an introduction by journalist Xandra Schutte

29 August 18:30: The Manchurian Candidate with an introduction by film scholar Dan Hassler-Forest

1 September 19:00: HyperNormalisation, preceded at 16:30 by a lecture by Jonas Staal

10 October 19:00: Our New President with an introduction by journalist and Russia expert Laura Starink

4 November 15:30: High Tech, Low Life with an introduction by documentary film maker Yan Ting Yuen

12 December 19:00: Truth in Numbers? Everything According to Wikipedia with an introduction by author Maxim Februari

Tickets for each event will be sold via the website and at the ticket desk of Cinema ‘t Hoogt. Unless otherwise announced, each event will be in Dutch.

Special: On 16 September at 15:00, as part of the Uitfeest in Utrecht, Dan Hassler-Forest will give a presentation with excerpts from film and television that give us a rather confrontational look at how fake news influences our opinions and introduce the upcoming films of the series.