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IN THE LOOP + Alexander Pleijter

Tue 5 Nov

19:00 - 21:00

VENUE: Wijnhaven (Den Haag)

Britain and America; friends and allies as far back as anyone can remember. Both the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees including US Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy, US Army General (James Gandolfini) and a floundering British Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). When Foster accidentally announces on national TV that war is unforeseeable, the British government is sent into a spiral of chaos and spin propagated by verbosely aggressive Director of Communications, Malcom Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Foster attempts to neutralise his unforeseeable comment by telling the British public to prepare to climb the mountain of conflict but soon finds himself bundled off to Washington on a fact-finder where he becomes both a pawn for the secret war committee and a poster-boy for the General and the Assistant Secretary for Diplomacys anti-war campaign.

Introduction by Alexander Pleijter. Alexander Pleijter is an expert in online journalism and fact checking. He researches the impact of new media on the way journalists work and how new technology can better journalism. He is also co-ordinator of Niewscheckers, the (Dutch) factcheck project of Universiteit Leiden.

05–11 November 2018