Radio Silence (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 19m

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

Fully subtitled in English

Thank you to everyone who joined our digital film festival screening + live Q&A on June 13. You can still watch the film at your own pace until June 20, and view the recording of the Q&A with filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, Journalist Carmen Aristegui and HRW’s Acting Deputy Executive Director for Media Emma Daly here on our Facebook page or below in our “bonus content” section.

We do not want the cost of entry to these films to be a barrier for participation in these events. If the price of buying a ticket to this film would prevent you from participating, please email the following address (filmticket@hrw.org) + we will send you a free ticket code. We have set aside a set # of tickets per film on a first come first-served basis. Once the free tickets are no longer available, the code will no longer work. For anyone that purchases a ticket, we appreciate your support. Your ticket purchase enables us to make tickets free for those who might otherwise be unable to watch. This also allows the festival to support the filmmakers for sharing their work in our festival and for the festival to cover the cost of hosting the films online.

Language(s)

Spanish

Bonus Content

45 mins
Live Q&A for Radio Silence

This live Q&A ran on Saturday June 13 with filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, Journalist Carmen Aristegui and HRW’s Acting Deputy Executive Director for Media Emma Daly.

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