Spotlight Wins Oscars for Best Picture, Screenplay

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spotlight 2The movie Spotlight, based on The Boston Globe‘s investigative reporting into pedophilia inside the Catholic Church, won best picture and best original screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards late Sunday. “We would not be here today without the heroic efforts of our reporters,” declared producer Blye Pagon Faust as she accepted the award. “Not only do they effect global change, but they absolutely show us the necessity of investigative journalism.”

After opening in North America in November, the movie is now being released worldwide. Here’s a look at upcoming releases, from IMDb and Participant Media:

  • Serbia: March 10
  • Rep. of Macedonia: March 10
  • Norway March 11
  • Czech Republic: April 7
  • Slovak Republic: April 7
  • Cambodia: April 8
  • Japan: April 15
  • China: to be confirmed

GIJN’s David Kaplan put together “8 Lessons on Investigative Journalism from Spotlight,” which you can find in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Also worth a look: The Boston Globe on how the movie got made, with links to some of the paper’s original coverage.

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