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Radio Silence

Radio Silence

June 13 · 2:30 pm

Virtual Screening.


Directed by Juliana Fanjul.

2019, Mexico, Switzerland, 79 min, Spanish with English subtitles.

Join us for a digital film festival screening + live Q&A. Watch the film at your own pace, or join us for a shared viewing experience.


To millions of people in Mexico, the incorruptible journalist and news anchor Carmen Aristegui is regarded as the trusted alternative voice to official government spin, fighting daily against deliberate disinformation spread through news sources, government corruption, and the related drugs trade. When she is fired by a radio station in 2015 after revealing a scandal involving then-President Enrique Peña Nieto, Carmen - with her dedicated journalist colleagues - decides to build a separate news platform. Facing threats of violence in the wake of a prominent journalist’s vicious murder, they must overcome fear for their personal well-being to continue in a shared fight for democracy and justice.

“Fear must not defeat us. We must not leave room for silence and allow this situation to terrorize journalists.”

- Carmen Aristegui, Radio Silence

Please be advised this film contains material that may be disturbing to some viewers.

Co-presented with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents its first full digital edition of bold new films that will be available nationwide, in response to this time of crisis. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and Human Rights Watch researchers.

All audience members must complete viewing by June 20, 2020 at 11:59pm. Once you press play on your rented film, your "watch window" begins and you will have 24 hours to complete your viewing of the rented title. After 24 hours, your rental will no longer be available to view.
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