Two affiliated Pulitzer Center short documentaries, We Became Fragments and How We Choose, screen at the fourth annual Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium on October 11, 2018, as part of the two-hour Short Cuts Program in Washington, D.C.
We Became Fragments follows Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarham as he and his father adapt to their new life in Winnipeg, Canada, after losing his mother and siblings in a bombing. Directed by Pulitzer Center grantees Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, and Lacy Jane Roberts, this short documentary is a New York Times Op-Doc and the result of an April 2017 competition sponsored by the Pulitzer Center, Op-Docs, and Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). We Became Fragments won Best Documentary at the LA Shorts Fest in August 2018, which qualified it for the Oscars.
Pulitzer Center grantee Alexandria Bombach's film, How We Choose, portrays the daily dilemma of many Afghan citizens over whether to leave or stay in ever-perilous Afghanistan. Filmed in Kabul, Afghanistan in January 2016, the film is also a New York Times Op-Docs project. Bombach's affiliated Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project also includes another short documentary called Afghanistan by Choice and a Pulitzer Center lesson plan.
The Double Exposure Festival, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, runs from October 10-14, 2018 in various venues in Washington, D.C. In addition to the Short Cuts Program, the festival screens 16 investigative films followed by discussions with film directors, producers, protagonists, subject experts and journalists. The symposium features panel discussions with prominent investigative journalists and filmmakers, workshops, and master classes.
Tailored programming includes pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with industry insiders, a pro bono legal clinic, brown bag lunches with top filmmakers and pitch sessions for journalists and filmmakers with projects in mind or underway. The Pulitzer Center also is leading a fact-checking workshop at Double Exposure on Saturday, October 13.
Tickets for the Short Cuts program, single film tickets, festival film passes and all-access passes for Double Exposure events can be purchased online. Students, seniors over the age of 65, and military veterans can use a 10% discount code, DXIFF10, on film tickets, and must show ID at the box office.