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The Fourth Estate

by Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman Series

"What a fucking story." With the inauguration of Donald Trump, the journalists of the influential New York Times face a considerable challenge: how to report this newly elected president, who continues to slander most of the media as "fake news". The Times grants insight into its editorial offices for Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus’ documentary series THE FOURTH ESTATE. We take a look behind the scenes and accompany editors and investigative reporters as they go about their daily work during the first year of Trump's presidency. The result is a fascinating portrait of women and men fighting for the right for uncensored coverage. ZFF is screening the entire four-part documentary series. (Out of competition)


  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: USA, 2018
  • Runtime: 87 Min
  • Languages: English
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  • Directors: Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman
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  • Cinematography: Wolfgang Held, Thorsten Thielow
  • Editors: Matthew Hamachek, Daniel Koehler, Jawad Metni, Joshua L. Pearson, Karen K.H. Sim
  • Music: H. Scott Salinas
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  • Producers: Nion McEvoy, Justin Wilkes, Jenny Carchman, Liz Garbus
  • Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Ian Darling, Barbara Dobkin, Eric Dobkin, Nina Fialkow, Debra McLeod, Jay K. Sears, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Annie Roney, Ingmar Trost, Vinnie Malhotra, Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen
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  • Production Companies: RadicalMedia, Moxie Firecracker Films
  • World Sales: Showtime Networks
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