On The President's Orders
The searing story of President Duterte's bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war - the Manila police, and an ordinary family from the slum.
Shot in the style of a thriller, this observational film combines the look and feel of a narrative feature film with a real life revelatory journalistic investigation into a campaign of killings. The film uncovers a murky world where crime, drugs and politics meet in a deathly embrace - and reveal that although the police have been publicly ordered to stop extra-judicial killings, the deaths continue.
Official Selection CPH:DOX 2019 - F:ACT Award - World premiere
Official Selection Hot Docs 2019 – World Showcase
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 71 mins
- James Jones, Olivier Sarbil
- James Jones, Dan Edge, Raney Aronson-Rath
- Michael Harte
- Director of Photography
- Olivier Sarbil
- Uno Helmersson
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Last updated 20th March 2019