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Slow News (2020)
1h 33m | English | Alberto Puliafito
"The need for serious and thoughtful journalism has never been greater" - Mark Thompson, President and CEO, The New York Times
Infodemic is all around. We are drowning in information overload. Every 60 seconds we share millions of items on Facebook, we watch millions of videos on Youtube, we write billions of tweets. False newspapers with true hoaxes, real newspapers with fake news. People believe everything and nothing at the same time.
In different parts of the world, some journalists are building alternative models: Rob Orchard in England, De Correspondent’s crew in the Netherlands, Lea Korsgaard in Denmark and many others. They do not know each other, but they want the same thing: to slow down.
Meanwhile, in Milan, four freelance journalists meet professor Peter Laufer, from the University of Oregon; he is the author of the Slow News manifesto, inspired by Slow Food philosophy and adapted for journalism. They have a mission: to connect the dots.
“ A stimulating document of possibilities, a direction in which to go.”
Dieter Wieczorek, Modern Times Review
“Slow News defends democracy and freedom: a battle that is also fought with information.”
Rossella Guadagnini, MicroMega
“Identifies one of the key societal issues of the present day.”
Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa
“A film everyone should watch.”
Carlo Griseri, Cinemaitaliano.info