100Reporters is proud to present the second edition of Double Exposure: Investigative Film Festival and Symposium, a unique gathering that pairs screenings of exciting new investigative films with a concurrent symposium featuring leading investigative journalists and filmmakers. The 2016 event will take place Oct. 6-8, at the National Portrait Gallery and the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Double Exposure is the only festival in the US dedicated to investigative film that combines the exhibition experience of a festival with a concurrent professional conference. By providing a platform to showcase the best and most innovative work happening in the field, the festival raises public awareness of investigative storytelling through film. The symposium offers hands-on practical knowledge to practitioners, plants seeds for future collaboration, and creates opportunities for discussion inspired both by the films selected for the festival and beyond.
Further, Double Exposure introduces “civilian” audiences to the value of investigative journalism and underscores the importance of investigative journalism to our democracy. It casts this evolving body of work toward recognition as a coherent artistic vision. It ties audience appreciation for artistic output to the rights of reporters and filmmakers to pursue investigations in the public interest. It ties stirrings of artistic curiosity to practical consequences,and groundbreaking storytelling to policy changes.