• On the President's Orders
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  • On the President's Orders

On the President's Orders

by James Jones, Olivier Sarbil Border Lines

Manila: When he took office in 2016, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte immediately began to deliver a campaign pledge: the “War on Drugs.” However, the process quickly spiralled out of control. Since then, thousands of people have been “eliminated” by unscrupulous police officers. New police chief Modequillo is tasked with providing more discipline and the reduction of these bloody incidents. The filmmakers have gained access to a special police unit. We follow street missions, meet youth gangs, enter crowded prisons and witness a system where it is not the guilty but the poorest who pay the highest price. ON THE PRESIDENT’S ORDERS marks a captivating and shattering documentary thriller about the under discussed crisis facing this island nation.


  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: UK, USA, France, Phillippines, 2019
  • Runtime: 72 Min
  • Languages: Tagalog, English
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Directors: James Jones, Olivier Sarbil
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  • Screenplay: James Jones, Dan Edge
  • Cinematography: Olivier Sarbil
  • Editor: Michael Harte
  • Music: Uno Helmersson
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  • Producers: James Jones, Dan Edge
  • Executive Producers: Raney Aronson-Rath, Mark Edwards, Mandy Chang, Hayley Reynolds, Sandra Whipham, Rebecca Lichtenfeld
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  • Production Companies: Mongoose Pictures, PBS FRONTLINE, ARTE France Cinéma
  • www.onthepresidentsorders.com
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