Hard Truths (image 1)

In the era of post-truth editorialising and 'alternative facts', it's easier than ever to distort reality to further an agenda. But where does this leave documentaries?

Screened as part of NZIFF 2017

Hard Truths 

For one session only, join documentary-makers Gaylene Preston, Annie Goldson, Tearepa Kahi and Paul Oremland as they dissect their relationships and responsibilities to the truth, and examine the uncharted waters they've navigated in their work.

In English
60 minutes

Presented by The Pantograph Punch

In the era of post-truth editorialising and 'alternative facts', it's easier than ever to distort reality to further an agenda. But where does this leave documentaries? What are our expectations when it comes to seeing the truth on screen, and can we ever justify a lie in service of something bigger?

For one session only, join documentary-makers Gaylene Preston (My Year With Helen), Annie Goldson (Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web), Tearepa Kahi (Poi E) and Paul Oremland (100 Men) as they dissect their relationships and responsibilities to the truth, and examine the uncharted waters they've navigated in their work.