‘Above the Fold’ Documentary

'A new documentary profiles a legendary activist and writer, reminding us that journalism, at its best, is about pursuing the truth at all costs.'

From the Media Education Foundation:

The film traces Robert Scheer’s career trajectory across dramatic shifts in journalistic practice and platforms, offering a glimpse into the myriad pressures that confront journalists who refuse to compromise their principles and instead commit themselves to speaking truth to power.

At a time when debates about “fake news,” “filter bubbles,” and the dumbing down of commercial news media have moved to the center of mainstream discussion, Robert Scheer: Above the Fold is an ideal teaching tool for courses that examine journalism, politics, and the hypercommercialization of media. 

Features Norman Lear, Jane Fonda, Arianna Huffington, Daniel Ellsberg, and others.

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Web Site Teaser from BROGAN DE PAOR on Vimeo.

To purchase a copy of the film, or rent it for a screening,  please contact the producer/director at jandb1@roadrunner.com

Festivals to Date

Golden State Film Festival 2020

Culver City Film Festival 2019 (won the “Audience Award for Best Documentary”)

San Pedro Film Festival 2019

Bay Area Book Festival 2019

Film Details

Duration: 97 min
ISBN: 978-1-944024-16-1
Date Produced: 2018
Subtitles: English