Exclusive advance screening of 'The Nightcrawlers' | Free Word

27 February 2020
18:00 - 21:00

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Reporters Without Borders

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Exclusive screening and conversation with director Alexander Mora and Veronica Pedrosa


Join Reporters Without Borders for an exclusive screening of ‘The Nightcrawlers’, an unflinching exposé of Filipino President Duterte’s war on drugs, ahead of its official UK release.

The screening will be followed by Reporters Without Borders UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent in conversation with director Alexander Mora and award-winning journalist Veronica Pedrosa.

Doors and a cash bar will be open from 6:00 pm, and the film screening will start at 6:30 pm sharp.

With unprecedented access, The Nightcrawlers is an unflinching exposé of Filipino President Duterte’s war on drugs, in which some claim over 20,000 people have been killed. RL, a former staff photographer for a prominent newspaper, leads the Manila Nightcrawlers, a small group of determined photojournalists on a mission to expose the true cost of the violent campaign. In covering both sides of the conflict, The Nightcrawlers reveals a harrowing twist behind Duterte’s deadly crusade.

27 February 2020
18:00 - 21:00
£3 - £5 / All payments are donations which go directly to Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders

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Rebecca Vincent

UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders

Rebecca Vincent is the UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), which works to promote and defend press freedom around the world. She is a human rights campaigner, writer and former diplomat with an expertise in freedom of expression, and has coordinated a number of high profile international human rights campaigns.

Alexander A. Mora

Director of 'The Nightcrawlers'

Alexander A. Mora (director) is a first-time filmmaker with a background in architecture, policy and law. Keenly interested in international rights-based advocacy, he was an active member on the board of Yale Law School’s Human Rights and Development Journal before directing “The Nightcrawlers.” His persistent desire to find greater synergy between his passion for creative storytelling and his dedication to advocacy led to his first foray into narrative documentary filmmaking. Mora holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University and a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University; his final thesis explored the synthesis of filmmaking and architecture through parametric and 3D animation. After receiving his architectural training, Mora worked at the United Nations and in a broad range of public- and private-sector roles, merging the creative disciplines, policy and legislation. He currently lives in London.

Veronica Pedrosa

Award-winning journalist

Veronica Pedrosa is an award-winning journalist and a former CNN International anchor and Al Jazeera correspondent. Exiled from the Philippines after her mother's critical biography of the then-First Lady Imelda Marcos, Veronica grew up in London and was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School before gaining a Masters in English at Cambridge University. With over 20 years experience in news reporting and presenting, she has played a key role in the world's most influential 24 hour newsrooms by providing crucial input into news coverage at CNN, BBC World News, BBC World Service and Al Jazeera English. She currently works as an independent journalist, presenter and moderator based in Bangkok, where she reports news and features on Thailand and across Southeast Asia, including coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis and President Duterte's leadership and the drug war in the Philippines.

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