Human Rights Watch Film Festival: On the President's Order

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Jan 31 7:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:72 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:UK, Philippines, USA
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):James Jones
Olivier Sarbil

Description

In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a “war on drugs” in the Philippines, launching a wave of violence and murder targeting thousands of suspected drug dealers and users. With unprecedented, intimate access both to police officials implicated in the killings and the families destroyed as the result of Duterte’s deadly campaign, On the President’s Orders is a shocking and revelatory investigation into the extrajudicial murders that continue to this day. Entering a murky world of crime, drugs and politics, the filmmakers have managed to capture the clear trajectory of what depths those who wield excessive power can reach, when attacking those who have the very least.

Additional Information

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) empowers audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.

Tickets: FREE (maximum 2 per person)
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