HRC45 Side Event: ‘War on Drugs’ in the Philippines – Eyewitnesses, Nightcrawlers… Accountability?
18 September 2020 5:04 pm
The Nightcrawlers is an unflinching exposé of Philippines President Duterte’s war on drugs, in which some claim over 20,000 people have been killed.
Join ‘War on Drugs’ in the Philippines: Eyewitnesses, 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭crawlers… Accountability?, a live online debate on the documentary, extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and the ‘war on drugs’.
Date: 23 September 2020
Time: 13:30 CEST (GMT+2)
- Raffy Lerma, Prominent Filipino ‘Nightcrawler’
- Maria Cattaui, Global Commission on Drug Policy
- Nanette Castillo, A Victim’s Mother
- Karen Gomez Dumpit, Human Rights Commissioner, the Philippines
Moderated by Joy Icayan, FORUM-ASIA
The Nightcrawlers will be streamed for free on YouTube until 30 September.
In the documentary, RL, a former staff photographer for a prominent newspaper, leads the Manila Nightcrawlers, a small group of determined photojournalists on a mission to expose the true cost of the violent campaign. Through covering both sides of the conflict, The Nightcrawlers reveals a harrowing twist behind Duterte’s deadly crusade.