Archive of films Another News Story / Another News Story
2017, 90 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
In today’s chaotic era, what is the “who, how, and why” of news spewed forth on world conflicts and crises? A young British director turns his camera lens on the journalists sent by their employers to the Mediterranean to cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy. When faced with immeasurable suffering, do they maintain a fundamental sensitivity or do they fall back on sensationalized treatments of human misfortune?
Debuting director Orban Wallace’s feature-length work engages the European refugee crisis, but the young British director turns the camera lens in a direction rather different from the rest of the documentary scene investigating recent events. He trains his penetrating gaze on the journalists sent by their employers to the Mediterranean to cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy. By juxtaposing the stories of reporters and the experiences of Middle East emigrants, he has fostered a new meta-reading of media content. In today’s chaotic era, what is the “who, how, and why” of news spewed forth on world conflicts and crises? “Sometimes you feel you’re making a noise, but not helping really,” laments Lorenzo over the sensationalized treatment of human misfortune; he’s one of those who, in the months-long hunt for fresh information, accepts a nomadic lifestyle. When faced with immeasurable suffering, is it possible to maintain your humanistic sensitivity, or, glazed, do you just go after another news story?
About the director
Orban Wallace (b. London) began working as a filmmaker six years ago. He is a cofounder of Gallivant Film productions, where he directs documentaries, music videos, and commercials. His filmography to date lists several short pictures. The documentary Copenhagen, The Musical (2001) screened at the Vancouver IFF, among others, while his 20-minute drama Aeron (2012) earned a nomination for Britain’s RTS Awards and was programmed for the Aesthetica short film fest. Shot on Super 8, the mini film Misty (2016) played the Straight 8 parallel festival during the Cannes IFF. Going forward, Wallace plans on creating feature documentaries; the debut of Another News Story is his first successful step in that direction.
About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Josh Allott|
|Music:||Ash Koosha, Noémie Ducimetière|
|Producer:||Verity Wislocki, Orban Wallace|
|Production:||Wislocki Films, Gallivant Film|
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