On the President’s Orders
An intense insight into what’s happening at street level in the Phillipines during Dutertes hyper-violent war on drugs.
Where do you find justice when your president compares himself to Hitler? This breathlessly exciting film dives deep into Manila’s most crime-ridden parts, to give us a multi-layered tale of the deployment of a new chief of police, ordered to curb the rampant killings performed by the local police force. The casualties decrease, the police death squads disappear and justice prevails – at least on the surface.
We stay close to the new chief of police, as well as the inhabitans terrorized by the police, and the result is an unflinching look at the consequences of Duterte’s dangerous rhetorics.