Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival announces lineup

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Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium announced the complete film program of its third edition, featuring world, U.S. and Washington, DC premieres of new documentary films highlighting investigative journalism. The fest runs Oct. 19-22 at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, DC.

With screenings in the evenings and weekend, the film program is intertwined with a daytime symposium bringing together leading investigative journalists, film directors, producers and funders. Symposium topics this year include panels on “the real take” on fake news, protecting sources and subjects in newly hostile environments, immersive and undercover reporting, and conversations with leading filmmakers. 

“We are excited to bring these probing, new investigative documentaries to Washington audiences,” said Diana Jean Schemo, Double Exposure’s founder and co-director. “This season’s slate explores timely issues in our nation’s political life just now, including race in America, the drug trade, Latin America, and the media itself.”

“The films in this year’s lineup are not only great works of journalism, but great works of cinematic storytelling that bring vivid and distinct focus to a range of topics and issues otherwise left unseen,” said Sky Sitney, Double Exposure co-director.

The opening-night film, screened at the National Portrait Gallery, will be Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s One of Us, about three people who have chosen to leave the world of Hasidic Judaism. Other festival highlights include Nancy Buirski’s The Rape of Recy Taylor, Violeta Ayala’s Cocaine Prison, Tricia Todd and Eric Matthies’ End of Truth, Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned, Mila Turajlic’s The Other Side of Everything and Myles Kane and Josh Koury’s Voyeur.