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On The President's Orders

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Synopsis

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

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
71 mins
Director
James Jones, Olivier Sarbil
Producer
James Jones, Dan Edge, Raney Aronson-Rath
Editor
Michael Harte
Director of Photography
Olivier Sarbil
Music
Uno Helmersson

Genre

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Last updated 20th March 2019

Production Company

A Frontline PBS (US) and ARTE (FR) production in association with Mongoose Pictures (UK), BBC Storyville (UK) and the DocSociety (UK)

Mongoose Pictures
Belinda Morrison
Willow Tree House
Silver Street North
Chacombe
Oxon
OX17 2JS
belinda@mongoosepictures.co.uk
http://www.mongoosepictures.co.uk

Sales
Company

PBS Distribution
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22202 Arlington
USA
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