iMEdD Talk at the Agora of the 25th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival | 8 March

An integral and valuable part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Agora will once again give accredited participants the opportunity to explore films and projects, network with filmmakers and follow new trends through Agora Talks. In the framework of our multi-layered collaboration with the Festival, iMEdD participates with a talk on The intersection of journalistic investigation and documentary filmmaking.

In more detail:

iMEdD Talk: The intersection of journalistic investigation and documentary filmmaking

Wednesday, 8th, 17:00 @Momus Museum of Photography

How journalistic research can fuel documentaries with strong and vivid ideas and material while at the same time, the documentary format can provide an outlet for important journalistic investigations to employ intricate narrative techniques, reach a wider audience, and ultimately have a bigger impact.

A discussion with Micael Pereira, senior reporter at the Portuguese leading newspaper Expresso and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Pereira has been doing journalism since 1994 and is the correspondent of Reporters Without Borders for Portugal. Among others, he was involved in ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Bahama Leaks, Paradise Papers, Luanda Leaks and Pandora Papers investigations. He is the author of the documentary Black Trail, a 2021 award-winning European co-production with the EIC network, about why ships continue to burn the dirtiest fuels. With OCCRP, he joined the Suisse Secrets project. Also, he was part of the team of Cities for Rent, a collaborative investigation on corporate landlords run by Arena for Journalism in Europe that won the European Press Prize 2022 for Innovation.

Moderator: Dimitris Bounias, project manager iMEdD, journalist

A few words about the Agora

The Agora of the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival is the birthplace of the cinema of the future. Filmmakers, producers, distributors and representatives of the most prestigious international film festivals and TV broadcasters meet up, discover new cinema projects and enable them to reach their conclusion, as well as their audience.

More than 200 guests from 40 countries will attend the hybrid edition of Agora and the TiDF25.

Check out here the full program of the 25th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival (2-12 March)