Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Director: Oren Rudavsky

Screening time: 08.04.2019. 18:00

Screening location: Kinoteka

Runtime: 84 min

Awards: Cleveland International FF, Faena FF, New York Jewish FF, D.C. Jewish FF, Atlanta Jewish FF, San Francisco Jewish FF, Sedona International FF, Sebastopol FF, Thin Line, Toronto Jewish FF, Palm Springs Jewish FF, New York Jewish FF, Hot Springs Documentary FF

Synopsis:

Pulitzer is an American icon who spoke of “fake news” over one hundred years ago. He fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom. While he is remembered for the prizes that bear his name, his own heroic battles in the face of grave illness and Presidential ire have been forgotten as has the artistry and game changing originality he brought to newspapers. How did Joseph Pulitzer, once a penniless young Jewish immigrant from Hungary, come to challenge a popular president and fight for freedom of the press as essential to our democracy? 

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