Patricia Campos is a reporter for the Folha de Sao Paulo outlet in Brazil. We see her arriving at a massive campaign rally, where thousands of people yell President Jair Bolsonaro’s name, call reporters “criminals” and vow to “destroy the mainstream media”. Stateside, Oliver Laughland, a British reporter for The Guardian, endures similar vitriol from far right American voters as he covers local politics and Trump rallies. In Mexico City, photographer Sashenka Gutierrez covers the growing wave of femicides in her country, as she carves out a profession in one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist in - while in Miami, photo-journalist Carl Juste profiles a Black Lives Matter protest before it is thwarted by violent reprisals from police. These four intertwining stories make up a sobering exploration of reporters on the front lines against unrelenting campaigns of lies, misinformation and intimidation tactics.
Executive Produced by Ronan Farrow and directed by Tribeca Alums Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, I Carry You with Me), Endangered is a deeply important & riveting verite documentary - a troubling look at the current state of press freedom on a global scale. It is a “five alarm fire” documentary in its brazen topicality - and one that purposefully aims to shake viewers out of their complacency.--Jose Rodriguez
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Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are the directors of the Academy Award® nominated Jesus Camp, Peabody Award winning The Boys of Baraka and 12th & Delaware, Emmy® award winning Detropia, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Sundance), One of Us (TIFF, Netflix), and Love Fraud (Sundance/Showtime). They own and operate Loki Films in Brooklyn.