With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

Documentary Competition

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WE HOLD THE LINE
DIE UNBEUGSAMEN: GEFÄHRDETE PRESSEFREIHEIT AUF DEN PHILIPPINEN

Director: MARC WIESE
GERMANY
2020, 93'

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.

Marc Wiese born in 1966, in Dortmund. Best known for «Camp 14: Total Control Zone» (2012), about Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person known to have ever successfully escaped from a North Korean prison labor camp (where he was born), and to breach the borders of North Korea itself to China, arriving eventually in South Korea. His television documentary «Kanun: The Law Of Honour» won an award at the Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming in 2009.  

ScriptMarc Wiese
CameraLutz Reitemeier
ProducerOliver Stoltz
ProductionDreamer Joint Venture
World salesMagnetfilm,
magnetfilm.de

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