In the Philippines, journalist Maria Ressa and her team from the news platform Rappler fight against a violent president who executes tens of thousands of people with death squads and turns the country into a dictatorship. We accompany Maria and her staff over a year during threats to their work and life. Maria is being recognized for holding the line against the downfall of democracy by TIME magazine as person of the year in 2018. Victims of the war, critical politicians in hiding and members of the death squads give insight into the real “war on drugs“ of president Duterte.
Oliver Stoltz for Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion GmbH
Involved TV Channel
SWR, Arte, SVT, DR, NRK, SRF
Georg Gruber for MAGNETFILM GmbH
Frauke Knappke for MAGNETFILM GmbH
52' and 92'
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