On the President's Orders

2019
 
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On the President's Orders
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) | Release Date: October 4, 2019 | TV-PG
Summary: 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 narrativeThe 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. Expand
Director: James Jones and Olivier Sarbil
Genre(s): Thriller, Crime, Documentary
Rating: TV-PG
Runtime: 72 min
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