(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

THIS IS NOT A MOVIE: In comparing reality to FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (his inspiration to become a journalist), journalist Robert Fisk says, "This is not a movie," meaning journalists don't always help get the bad guys. Fisk believes that news must be seen before being believed, and he does not believe it is required to give equal time to each side. His expressed preference is to give time to the victims (though perhaps the coverage of 9/11 shown does not follow this policy. A large section of the film is spent on the massacre at the infamous Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camp. Released 09/09/20; available on Amazon Prime streaming. Rating: high +2 (-4 to -4)

					Mark R. Leeper
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