a film by Daniel Sager. In German with English subtitles.
Two years after exposing the Panama Papers, journalists at Germany’s largest daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung are probing a new slate of equally alarming cases. For the first time in its history, cameras are allowed into its world-renowned investigative unit to share the perilous work its reporters undertake in pursuit of truth.
The political assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is personal, as she was both an integral colleague in their Panama Paper exposé and a close friend. Inquiries into the car bomb that killed her directly implicate Maltese government officials, forcing some journalists to face the very real risk of their work for the first time.
When they receive a secret video involving Austria’s Vice-Chancellor, tense verité reveals the painstaking legalities and unflinching nerve required to break yet another history-changing story. Behind the Headlines is a grippingly personal look at the complex forces exerted on democracy’s fourth estate.
DE 2021, 90 Min.
Regie: Daniel Sager
Kamera: Börres Weiffenbach, Daniel Sager, Anne Misselwitz, Frank Marten Pfeiffer
Schnitt: Hannes Bruun