Update: October 15, 2021 11:08 PM STI
Washington [US], Oct. 15 (ANI): Hollywood actor-filmmaker George Clooney and Grant Heslov have joined Austrian director Friedrich Moser’s feature documentary “How to Build an Engine of Truth” as executive producers through their Smokehouse Pictures banner.
According to Variety, the documentary, currently in the final stages of filming, addresses investigative journalism and the fight against fake news. Moser follows award-winning journalists from The New York Times, The Associated Press, ICIJ, and Austrian weeklies Falter and Profil, in their efforts to uncover corruption, disinformation and war crimes.
Produced by Robert Rippberger and Amina Bayou, it follows teams that develop artificial intelligence software for the real-time detection of conspiracy theories, fake news and disinformation.
A former television journalist, Moser founded the Vienna-based production company Blue Plus Green Communication in 2001. He last directed “Money Bots”, released last year, writing and directing the documentary “Beer! A love story ‘in 2019.
Other documentaries include “A Good American,” a film about Bill Binney and the NSA that premiered in 2015 at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival before receiving several nominations on the documentary festival circuit. He has been writing, directing, filming and producing documentaries since 1999.
“George has always been a strong supporter of journalism and has personally helped bring the evidence related to war crimes in Sudan to the public through his Satellite Sentinel project,” Moser said.
He added, “His desire to use his global platform to sound the alarm on the irreparable damage to our society and efforts to curb information warfare make him an immeasurable addition to this project. I couldn’t be more excited to team up with George, Grant and Smokehouse to move this critically important conversation forward. “
According to Variety, “How to Build an Engine of Truth” is also produced by Moser, SIE Films, The Front Corner and Blue Plus Green Communication. (ANI)