State of Silence
World Premiere

State of Silence

Spotlight+
Feature | Mexico | 83 MINUTES | Spanish | English subtitles
Politics, Journalism

The importance of independent journalism can never be overstated. In Mexico, independent journalists who report on issues such as local corruption, water diversion away from farmers and cartel-related shootings face the dangers of violence, death and forced relocation from their country. Santiago Maza’s riveting, eye-opening State of Silence follows four such committed journalists — Jesús Medina, Juan de Dios García Davish, María de Jesús Peters and March Vizcarra — who recall their experiences and express their strong commitment to following leads despite the constant threat to themselves and their families. In a profession where they must continually balance their career with their personal safety, they serve as what Medina calls an “amplifier” for the people living in what they see as a “narco politics” state, where the line between the law and crime is blurred and the continuing threats to journalists have created zones of silence that should never be tolerated.––Brian Gordon

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with Mexican journalists Marcos Vizcarra and Maria de Jesus Peters, director Santiago Maza and executive producers Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal.


Cast & Credits
Directed by
Santiago Maza
Director
Santiago Maza
Producer
Abril López Carrillo
Screenwriter
Santiago Maza
Cinematographer
Odei Zabalta
Editor
Sebastián Nuño and Jonás García
Composer
BEAK >
Executive Producer
Diego Luna, Santiago Maza, Gael García Bernal, Joris Debeij

Contacts
Print Source
Abril López Carrillo
La Corriente del Golfo
Mexico City, 01000
Phone: 551 830 2988
abrillopezcarrillo@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Abril López Carrillo
La Corriente del Golfo
Mexico City, 01000
Phone: 551 830 2988
abrillopezcarrillo@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Abril López Carrillo
La Corriente del Golfo
Mexico City, 01000
Phone: 551 830 2988
abrillopezcarrillo@gmail.com
Press Contact
Fabiola Quintero
La Corriente del Golfo
Mexico City, 01000
Phone: 554 800 8717
fabiola@lacorrientedelgolfo.net
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