The Unquiet Film series from The Times & The Sunday Times
Newspapers are all about stories - but sometimes the best stories are the ones we don’t tell.
Let’s not forget that news is often something that someone, somewhere, doesn’t want you to know. The real-life tales of how world-changing exclusives - whether from foreign reporters under fire, or determined hacks banging against stone-walling bureaucracy - are brought out into the open can be just as extraordinary as the articles that end up in the newspaper.
Sometimes the story behind our amazing photo-journalism, campaign to change the law on adoption, to make cities safe for cycling, to reveal the corruption at the heart of FIFA, or the lies of a champion like Lance Armstrong are as exciting as a thriller, as tense as an episode of House of Cards.
We decided it was time to showcase just what the best journalists do… the real lives, real struggles, real bravery behind the newspaper stories that change the course of history. It’s all very well to boast that The Times and the Sunday Times strive to speak truth to power, without fear or favour and to report the truth, whatever the cost. But too often exactly what that takes - the death threats to reporters, the legal battles, the toughness and integrity it takes to get the article on the page - gets lost in the telling.
So here, in a series of extraordinary and independently made short films are some of the amazing, true-life stories behind the stories - we hope you find them as moving and inspiring as we do.