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Reporters Without Borders Impactful Film Defends the Power of Journalism

RSF (Reporters without Borders) and BETC send a strong reminder of the mission behind journalists work

Reporters Without Borders Impactful Film Defends the Power of Journalism

RSF (Reporters without Borders), BETC and BIRTH send a strong reminder of the mission behind journalists' work: allowing everyone access to the facts

Now more than ever, it is crucial to be informed and have access to facts. In a world where fake news and conspiracy theories thrive, the veracity and quality of information is under threat. To combat this, journalists must do their job with awareness of these challenges. 

This year, Chinese whistleblowers defied censorship in order to alert the world to the seriousness of the pandemic. For the US election, major American media tirelessly fought against disinformation, which was essential to protect democracy. 

Journalists all over the world defend minorities, protect the environment and denounce police violence and corruption. Reporters Without Borders defends those that help us understand the world and take action against injustice.

With agency BETC, directed by Vincent Rodella, the production company Birth and the post production studio Mathematic, Reporters without Borders' new film shows four examples of situations only journalists can shed light on: a prisoner held in conditions unworthy of human dignity, exhausted migrants, a young woman forced into an unwanted marriage, and rows of bodies of COVID-19 victims lined up on an ice rink. The victims of these harrowing scenes gradually disappear, leaving an empty shot. 

The film reminds us of a harsh truth: reality only exists if someone reports it.

The campaign will be broadcast on the major French and international television channels, as well as on digital and social networks from December 11, 2020.

Featured Companies: Birth , BETC Paris

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Creative

Director: Vincent RODELLA

Producer: Tristan BERAUD

Cast

Political prisoner: Vladimir HUGOT

Migrant father: Virgile FOUILOU

Migrant son: Michael KIMAMBI

Migrant extra: Pink WAYMAN, William QUIDAL, Cecilia SARRE, Zana COULIBALY, Kalou DRAMA, Abdramane BELEM, Malick TRAORE

Husband: Aziz HAMRAH

Wife: Louise Dessalien

Wedding extra: Jemma SAIDI, Alexandre MALLASSAGNE, Samia FIGU, Carl CARUANA, Andy WAYAKILIN

Line Production

Line producer: Juliette GAIGNAULT

Line producer: Hugo MERIVAL

Production assistant: Louis PATA-LAVIGNE

1st assistant director: Juliane AUFORT

2nd assistant director: Alexia LOBUT

Directing consultant: Jacques EBERHARD

Casting

Casting director: Luce NORDMANN

Casting assistant: Amandine ROUANNE

Location

Location manager: Constance LEFEVRE

Location assistant: Nans PERA

Location assistant: Lino MERIVAL

Location assistant: Diana ALI GABIR

Photography

Director of photography: Nico POULSSON

1st camera operator: Georges FROMONT

2nd camera operator: Mathieu LEGOUPIL

3rd camera operator: Morgan SOMMET

Spark

Gaffer: Loic BOULADJAT

Spark: Amaury BREGE

Spark: Remy DUPLAIX

Spark: Alexandre MILOSEVIC

Spark: Capucine LE ROUX

Spark: Hugo ATTIA

Groupman: Cyrille PONTONNIER

Grip

Key Grip: Xavier SCHANEN

Grip: Alain DAHAN

Grip: Jeremy TUAL

Grip: Timothée RUDOLFO

Grip: Quentin JOLIVET

Grip: Tristan FONTENAY

Grip: Timothée RUDOLFO

Crane Operator: Paulo RODRIGUES

Sound

Sound Engineer: Louison MORENO

Sound Engineer: Lucas ROLLIN

Production Design

Production designer: Pierre PELL

Art director: Nadir GHERBI

Prop master: Bertrand LECLERC

Prop Buyer: Arnaud COMPAGNON

Art department: Charlotte BRUNET

Art department: Virgile JARDIN

Art department: Zoé VIDAL

Art department: Keziah PELL BERAUD

Styling

Wardrobe stylist: Anne-Laure NICOLAS

Stylist assistant: Sarah CHAYEB

Hair & make up SFX: Xavier COLLET

Make up assistant: Estelle ANDRIAMPARANY

Post Production

Post-production: Mathematic

Vfx producer: Guillaume MARIEN

Vfx executive Producer: Guillaume AUDIBET

Vfx post-producer: Laura WARNAULT

Vfx supervisor: Yann ALDABE

Matte painter: Olivier PUECHBERTY

Compositor: Nicolas MILLOT, Julien PINOT, Sonia FERREIRA, Yann ALDABE

Editor: Vincent Marchand & Johan Luce Antoinette

Color Grader: Emiliano Serantoni

Video assistants: Vincent GOY, Romain BELTRAN, Maëlle MASSON, Rojin LAHOUNI

MUSIC

A NEW BEGINNING: Alex BARANOWSKI

Sound Studio: LIME STUDIOS

Mixer and Sound Designer: Joel Waters

Sound studios (TV versions): Benzene

Agency

Agency: BETC

Executive creative director: Stéphane XIBERRAS

Associate creative director: Dominique MARCHAND & Jean-Michel ALIROL

Assistant AD: Audrey COFFIGNOT

Account manager: Catherine EMPRIN, Guillaume ESPINET, Hugo GHIGLIA, Lucie GUIGAL

Agency producer: Jennifer BRAUX

BIRTH Production

CEO & founder: Hugo LEGRAND-NATHAN

Executive producer & partner: Tristan BERAUD

Executive producer & partner: Arthur EMORINE

Executive producer & partner: Yohan UNGAR

Accounting: Laurence Khalil

Making of Alexandre: MALLASSAGNE & Eva CARRETTE

Special thanks

Thanks to: BE4POST, LE BON FILLON, CAR GO, CHÂTEAU DE BOURRON, CUTE MODELS, EES IMPORT, FLIGHT, F2D, FREENOW, THE FRENCH BRIT, IBIS, LAROSA, LBC, LOGIFILM, LOUMASYSTEMS LOXAM, MATHEMATICS, NEXT AND GO, NEXT SHOT, SKATE SKATEWA, RVZ, SIACI SAINT HONORE, THE TALENT GROUP, UNIVERSAL MUSIC

Category: Corporate, Social and PSAs , Non-Profit

Genre: Dialogue , People , Storytelling