Blue Ice Docs presents
THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
A Film By Yung Chang
a TINAM Inc., SUTOR KOLONKO co-production with THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
RT: 106 min.
Toronto Theatrical Engagement
March 27 through April 2
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Other Canadian City Engagements Include:
Kingston Canadian Film Festival – March 14 + 15
Vancity – Vancouver – March 27, 28, 31, April 2, 5, 11
Globe Theatre – Calgary – March 27 – April 3
Loft – Cobourg – starts March 27
Cinema du Musee – Montreal – April 3 – 9
Rainbow Cinema – Regina – April 3 – 9
Roxy Theatre – Saskatoon – April 3 – 9
Cinema Moderne – Montreal – April 16 – 20
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
“A thorough investigation of a major investigative reporter.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“Yung Chang’s documentary about British journalist Robert Fisk is complex and cinematic.”
For more than 40 years, Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world. This Is Not a Movie captures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions. In his relentless pursuit of the facts, Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.
Yung Chang is the multi-award-winning director of Up the Yangtze (2007), China Heavyweight (2012), The Fruit Hunters (2013), Gatekeeper (2016).
“I believe we’ve created a film,” notes Yung, “that will test the audience’s own beliefs of journalism, the subjectivity of truth, our complicity in war, and what, if any, is the relevance of the written word in the changing face of media consumption.”
This Is Not a Movie is produced by Anita Lee (NFB), Allyson Luchak and Nelofer Pazira (TINAM) and Ingmar Trost (Sutor Kolonko).
Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds, through the Theatrical Documentary Program present in co-production with ZDF/Arte and VPRO supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, with the participation of Doc Society Circle and RTS Radio Télévision Suisse. Produced with the participation of Ontario Creates and with the assistance of the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund. This Is Not a Movie is distributed in Canada by Blue Ice Docs.
About Blue Ice Docs
Founded in 2014 in partnership between Robin Smith, president of KinoSmith, and Blue Ice Group co-owner Neil Tabatznik, Blue Ice Docs uses the expertise and skills of both organizations to acquire, fund and develop a wide variety of non-fiction projects from around the world. Current releases include: LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, PUSH, NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN, GOLDA, CITIZEN K. Upcoming releases include: THE BOOKSELLERS, THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM, MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE, BEYOND MOVING, PROPHECY, THE GREAT GREEN WALL