A searing, on-the-ground look at President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly campaign against drug dealers and suspected drug users in the Philippines, told with unprecedented access to police officials implicated in the killings, families of users, and others from both sides of the nation’s war on drugs. World premiere at CPH Dox March 25, 2019.
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Crime, drugs and politics meet in “On the President’s Orders,” which examines how even though Philippine police have been publicly ordered to stop extra-judicial killings, deaths continue. A broadcast version is coming to FRONTLINE in 2019.
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