Hamptons Doc Fest Presents: Mike Wallace Is Here

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December 7
at 12:00pm

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DIRECTOR: Avi Belkin
PRODUCERS: Avi Belkin, Rafael Marmor, John Battsek, Peggy Drexler, Christopher Leggett
EDITOR: Billy McMillin

For over fifty years, “60 Minutes”' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the 20th century's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, Mike Wallace Is Here interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point.

Raised in Tel Aviv, Avi Belkin is a hands-on filmmaker working across documentary and fiction as a director, writer, editor and producer. His debut film Days, a short narrative story of a routine day in the life of a holocaust survivor, played in the official selection of Israel’s International Film Festival Ashdod in 2007. That same year, his short documentary Tunnel was shortlisted for the Oberhausen International Film Festival. He followed up with 2008’s Elephant Graveyard, winning Best Short Fiction Film at Los Angeles’ Jewish Film Festival. His documentary feature Winding, won Best Documentary Feature at the International Movie Film Festival in Haifa. Mike Wallace is Here is his debut English-language feature.