World Press Freedom Day. Santiago Bertolino’s Freelancer on the Front Lines streams free of charge on NFB.ca from May 3 to 5
May 2, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
For 48 hours only, from May 3 to 5, Santiago Bertolino’s feature documentary Freelancer on the Front Lines (NFB) will be available worldwide for free streaming on NFB.ca to mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3). After May 5, the film can be rented or downloaded for purchase on NFB.ca as well as on iTunes and Amazon. An exclusive NFB-produced podcast, in English only, will be launched on NFB.ca at the same time. Featuring Canadian reporter Jesse Rosenfeld as the protagonist, Freelancer on the Front Lines was screened as the closing film at the 2016 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and has been shown in theatres in Quebec and at festivals in Canada and abroad. By the end of 2018, the film will be screened at more than 100 universities in China as part of the Golden Kapok University Tour organized by the GZDOC Festival.
About the film
Freelancer on the Front Lines follows the journey of a Canadian freelance reporter working in the Middle East as he navigates the media landscape in the age of the Internet. Produced at the NFB by Nathalie Cloutier and Denis McCready, with executive producer Colette Loumède.
About the podcast
Jesse Rosenfeld sits down with journalist and documentarian Jesse Freeston to discuss the dangers and thrills of reporting from the Middle East. An NFB production. Duration: 45 minutes in two parts.
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Listen to the podcast
World Press Freedom Day
Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)
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