4 tips for our free online WPFC Cinema!

Our free WPFC Cinema is online now, filled with fascinating films. So if you have the time, take the opportunity to watch them all! Four special tips from us - some of these films are exclusively available for WPFC 2020:

  • A Thousand Cuts: When press freedom dies, so does democracy. Journalist Maria Ressa, a key speaker at this year’s WPFC, places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. A film by Ramona S. Diaz, A Thousand Cuts in our own WPFC 2020 cinema! Watch the exclusive bonus feature: IWMF Executive Director Elisa Lees Muñoz speaks with Maria Ressa, filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, and PBS Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath about the acclaimed documentary A Thousand Cuts, press freedom, and the intersection of filmmaking and journalism.
  • Collective: On October 30, 2015, a serious fire broke out at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest. It was one of the worst disasters in recent Romanian history, with an initial 27 people killed and 180 injured. Within a few days, fierce protests erupted, leading to the resignation of the Social Democratic government. This documentary exposes the grim face of corruption and the threats to press freedom. Exclusively in the WPFC cinema.
  • A Dark Place: The online safety of women journalists goes beyond gender equality and press freedom, directly impacting the quality of our democracies and right of society to access a plurality of information. This simple truth unfolds in A Dark Place through first-hand experiences shared by those journalists targeted with online abuse and experts in the fields of human rights, gender and media freedom worldwide. @OSCE_RFOM, #SOFJO.
  • Radio Silence: for this year’s WPFC, we’re honoured to welcome Carmen Aristegui, the well-known Mexican radio host and journalist. Watch the documentary that immerses us in her fight against monopolistic concentration of media. This powerful portrait of an uncommonly courageous and tenacious woman makes it very clear what you get when the freedom of the press is crushed: no rule of law and a crumbling democracy. A film by Juliana Fanjul.

The WPFC cinema can be found at the conference platform, now accessible for registered participants. Log in (or register first for WPFC 2020, if you haven't done this yet) and click on 'cinema' in the main navigation. Don't have the time yet to go to the movies? No worries, the platform and the cinema will be open until 1 January 2021. Have fun!