Internationally renowned Australian-British investigative journalist John Pilger will take part in a symposium entitled ‘War and Peace’ at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which runs from September 25 to October 5.
Pilger has made around 60 documentaries, the first being The Quiet Mutiny (1970) about problems with morale among the drafted ranks of the US military during the Vietnam War. His film The War You Don’t See, about the media’s role in war, will be screened at the festival.
Journalist Suha Arraf, who was born in Palestine but lives in Israel, will also participate in the symposium. Arraf’s film Villa Tourna, which tells the story of three Christian sisters living in Ramallah during the early days of Israel’s occupation of the area, will also be screened at the festival.
The event is organized in cooperation with the Icelandic Press Association and the Icelandic Center for Investigative Reporting.