Liz Garbus is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker whose film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” opened the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, received a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Oscar. Her other films include “The Farm: Angola, USA,” “Girlhood,” and “Bobby Fischer Against the World.”
“The Fourth Estate” will premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
LG: “The Fourth Estate” is a vérité film taking you inside The New York Times for the first year of the Trump presidency, pulling back the curtain on how the most important newspaper in the world would fight for the people’s right to know the truth in the era of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
W&H: What drew you to this story?
LG: After Donald Trump’s win, I knew