Radio Silence


2020 Season
Thank you to everyone who joined our digital film festival screening + live Q&A on June 13. You can still watch the film at your own pace until June 20, and view the recording of the Q&A with filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, journalist Carmen Aristegui and HRW's Emma Daly here on our Facebook page.  

Film description: To millions of people in Mexico, the incorruptible journalist and news anchor Carmen Aristegui is regarded as the trusted alternative voice to official government spin, fighting daily against deliberate disinformation spread through news sources, government corruption, and the related drugs trade. When she is fired by a radio station in 2015 after revealing a scandal involving then-President Enrique Peña Nieto, Carmen - with her dedicated journalist colleagues - decides to build a separate news platform. Facing threats of violence in the wake of a prominent journalist’s vicious murder, they must overcome fear for their personal well-being to continue in a shared fight for democracy and justice.

 “Fear must not defeat us. We must not leave room for silence and allow this situation to terrorise journalists.”

- Carmen Aristegui, Radio Silence

UK Advisory (12A)

Please be advised this film contains material that may be disturbing to some viewers.

Fully subtitled in English

Juliana Fanjul
Country of Production: 
Switzerland/ Mexico
Spanish, Fully subtitled in English
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Juliana Fanjul

Born in Mexico in 1981. Received BA in Visual Communication. Attended EICTV (International Cinema and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños), documentary department. Worked as a director's assistant. 2011 exchange programme to live in Switzerland. 2012-4 Masters in Cinema Studies, a joint programme between ECAL (École cantonale d'art de Lausanne) and HEAD (Haute école d'art et de design) in Geneva.