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Documentary Screening: ‘FREELANCERS’ with Bill Gentile
The Overseas Press Club of America will premiere this documentary about international freelance journalists on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in New York City, followed by a panel discussion.
DATE: 14 November 2018
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York (Priestly Room)
"FREELANCERS" is a documentary series about the work and personal struggles of a new generation of journalists searching for truth, purpose and meaning in the most challenging and complex countries in the world. They do so despite hardship and risk – without the traditional support or security of staff correspondents.
At a time when journalists are attacked, their craft maligned and their values questioned, "FREELANCERS" follows these daring, tech-savvy and determined men and women to see what journalists really do to bring us news and information about the critical issues of our time. At stake is nothing less than access to information essential to democracy.
Veteran foreign correspondent Bill Gentile hosts this global series to set the record straight about journalists, journalism and truth.
The 54-minute series pilot was produced in Mexico, where the drug war has left at least 175,000 people dead, including more than 100 journalists, since the year 2000. Viewers see the work and the personal stories of freelance reporters, photographers and filmmakers filling the void left by mainstream media closing bureaus and cutting staff around the world. We witness the journalists’ struggles to sustain themselves in a rapidly changing and highly competitive profession.
Bill Gentile and other freelance journalists will talk about their work following the screening. The panel discussion will be live streamed, beginning around 7:30 p.m.