Behind the Headlines

Behind the Headlines

Czech premiere

The investigative reporters from the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung rank among the world’s best. How do the texts that keep the powerful on their toes come to life?

The filmmakers follow the journalists from a secret meeting with Edward Snowden in Moscow to Paris, Munich, Tel Aviv, Malta… During the search for the murderers of their Maltese colleague, with whom they worked on the Panama Papers case, the German reporters come across alarming information about the Austrian Vice-Chancellor – something that could have enormous consequences for the entire government of Austria. Another breakthrough case is thus revealed, layer by layer. This documentary offers a look at the difficulties journalists face in their work, as well as the dilemmas they encounter and the questions they ask themselves: they know that independent journalism not only plays a watchdog role, but it also has great power.

Impact

Investigative journalists are the watchdogs of democracy, so they say in every journalism department. The documentary Behind the Headlines shows how their work is done in the 21st century. It is also proof of how important this profession is for the health of society. Investigace.cz deals with large investigative cases beyond the Czech borders. Part of a prestigious international network of investigative journalists, they worked on the story of the Panama Papers together with the protagonists of the above-mentioned documentary, among many other cases. If you want quality journalism to flourish in the Czech Republic, support it with a financial gift.

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About the film

Germany
2021 / 90 min.

Director
Daniel Sager

Language
English, German

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Daniel Sager

Daniel Sager

2021 - Behind the Headlines
2015 - The Long Distance
2014 - Finistère

Screenings

26. 3.
19:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna VS
Discussion
Bastian Obermayer, protagonist
Frederik Obermaier, protagonist
30. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Atlas MS

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