Catalogue Impact Days
De Santiago Maza

State of Silence

Estado de silencio
Estado de silencio
Image du film State of Silence - FIFDH 2024

State of Silence suit quatre reporters qui risquent leur vie en poursuivant la quête de vérité et de véracité. Ces journalistes mettent en lumière la douleur et la peur que leurs concitoyen·es endurent encore aujourd’hui, après deux décennies de prétendue guerre contre la drogue. Ce faisant, iels assument le risque d’être la cible de la répression. Chacun d’entre eux partage son vécu d’enquêteur, de chroniqueur et de victime de la violence déclenchée par le système narcopolitique, ce dangereux point de fusion entre les corporations du crime organisé et les gouvernements locaux corrompus. Ce portrait intime rappelle avec urgence que la liberté de la presse au Mexique ne peut rester en état de siège.

Section : Impact Days
Pays : Mexique, États-Unis
Langue originale : espagnol
Réalisation
Santiago Maza (Mexique)
Production
Diego Luna (Mexique)
Abril López Carrillo (Mexique)
La Corriente del Golfo
Durée
82'’
Statut de production
Terminé
Finalisé en
Février 2024
Impact Statement
State of Silence aims to amplify the importance of independent journalism and freedom of expression in Mexico. The film is a collective call on society to raise global awareness of the daily risks and death threats journalists confront to tell true local stories. The film’s campaign aims to reach international and local audiences to raise awareness, demand better security and work conditions for journalists, and call on the protection of those who guard our freedom of speech amidst the Mexican elections of June 2024.

State of Silence aims to break the silence surrounding journalism in Mexico and is a call on society to demand better conditions for journalists who risk their lives to guarantee our access to press freedom.
Impact Goals
  1. Through collaboration with the journalist community, demand that the security of the press and public policies for protection are part of the next Mexican government’s agenda.
  2. Amplify the work of journalists and strengthen the connection and involvement with readers in the advocacy for better work conditions by inviting audiences to follow independent press in social media and visit our website.
  3. Launch the impact campaign in an international festival in order to urge the international community to stand with freedom of press in Mexico by joining the movement, continuing the conversation and taking the film's issues outside of the theaters.
Impact Strategy
  • Organise private screenings for journalists and NGOs to create a safe space for dialogue.
  • Co-create a collective manifesto highlighting the need for protection and security for the Mexican press.
  • Produce a short video based on the manifesto.
  • Have participants, local independent journalists and Diego Luna as spokespeople in screenings.
  • Invite audiences to join the movement through a contact form.
  • After the elections, follow up with officials appointed to roles relevant to press freedom in Mexico, especially on the Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists.
  • Broaden our networks of foundations, academics, journalists, filmmakers and industry to amplify pressure on the Mexican government.
  • Invite audiences abroad to follow Mexican journalists and repost their pieces.
  • Encourage international media to interview the film's participants.
Contact
Contact principal
Michelle Plascencia (Mexique): michelle@docsociety.org

Organisations
Artículo 19
CPJ – Committee to Protect Journalists – Mexico
Periodistas de a Pie

Funders
Ford Foundation
Luminate

Others
Ambulante
Beak>
La Corriente del Golfo Podcast
Mexican journalists
Public figures: Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal

Organisations
Artículo 19
CPJ – Committee to Protect Journalists – Mexico
Periodistas de a Pie

Funders
Ford Foundation
Luminate

Others
Ambulante
Beak>
La Corriente del Golfo Podcast
Mexican journalists
Public figures: Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal