Daring and tech-savvy freelance journalists are filling the void left by news media cutbacks to cover some of the most challenging and complex countries in the world. These determined reporters, photographers, filmmakers and fixers often struggle to bring critical issues to light as they operate without the traditional support or security of staff correspondents during a era when the news media is often under attack. “Freelancers—Mexico” looks at the lives and work of freelancers working in Mexico where at least 175,000 people, including more than 100 newspeople, have died in the drug war. See the film trailer here.
The documentary includes:
Following the 54-minute film, stay for a discussion with film director Bill Gentile, an Emmy Award-winning veteran foreign correspondent, associate producer Matt Cipollone, Tracy Wilkinson, a foreign affairs correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and Fernando Pizarrom the Washington Affiliates correspondent for the Univision Television Group.
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