Radio Silence


June 11, 2020June 20, 2020
(All day) /
New York digital edition
Film available to stream across the US from June 11-20
June 13, 2020
4:00 PM /
New York digital edition
Live Q&A on Saturday June 13, 4:00 PM EDT w/ filmmaker Juliana Fanjul and HRW's Acting Deputy Executive Director for Media Emma Daly
QA Session with the Filmmaker
Join us for digital film festival screenings + live Q&As. Watch the film at your own pace, or join us for a shared viewing experience: 
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Saturday, May 30
UK + Ireland: tune in to watch the film along with us on Curzon Home Cinema 
7:00 PM BST - Start your virtual screening 
8:30 PM BSTTune in for the live Q&A with filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, and José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division
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Saturday, June 13
US audiences can tune in to watch the film along with us on our festival's streaming site
4:00 PM EDT –Tune in for the live Q&A with filmmaker Juliana Fanjul and others
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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.

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.