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‘Double Exposure’ Combines Again Investigative Journalism and Film

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Double Exposure, known as the country’s first and only film festival dedicated to investigative reporting on film, is returning to D.C. for the fifth time from October 10-13.

The annual event promises four days of film screenings at the National Archives, U.S. Naval Heritage Center and National Geographic Museum, and “a professional symposium that brings together watchdog journalists and filmmakers venturing into investigative storytelling.”

It will kick off Thursday with Barbara Kopple’s Desert One at 7:00 p.m.

“It’s our fifth birthday, so it looks like we’re here to stay,” Diana Schemo, a co-founder of the event, told WTOP. “We started with a brave seed grant from the Knight Foundation [in] 2015 with the D.C. premiere of ‘Spotlight,’ so we were off to a very big start. … It tells us that there’s a real appetite and explosion of creativity in this intersection of investigative reporting and filmmaking.”

Among the speakers participating in this year’s event are Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director of Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Karim Amer, Co-director of The Great Hack; Katie Campbell, video journalist at Propublica; Lindsay Crouse, Op-docs Producer at The New York Times, along with many other journalists and filmmakers.

You can check out the film line up here and the full schedule here.

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