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Deadliest Place to Deal

Hard-hitting documentary in which reporter Livvy Haydock investigates the war on drugs in the Philippines, instigated by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Hard-hitting documentary in which reporter Livvy Haydock investigates the war on drugs in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power in June 2016, promising to clean up the country by 'slaughtering' anyone involved in illegal drugs.

In the last eight months, a staggering 7,000 people have been killed. Meeting relatives of the dead, drug dealers living in fear of their lives and human rights investigators, Livvy uncovers evidence that the police are systematically executing unarmed suspects and then covering up their tracks by planting fake evidence.

Duterte has also urged citizens to 'go ahead and kill' those involved with drugs, and over 4,000 killings have been committed by masked vigilantes. One vigilante executioner reveals to Livvy that the police provide him with a list of targets to be eliminated.

The film also explores Duterte's cult-like status in his country. With approval ratings of 80 per cent, the president enjoys extraordinary popularity.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 24 Aug 2017 23:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Livvy Haydock
Producer Daniel Bogado
Director Daniel Bogado
Editor David Howell
On-line editing Jim Allison
Production Manager Lisa Megarry
Executive Producer Adam Jessel
Assistant Producer Laura Burns
Production Coordinator Lisa Magee
Production Coordinator Maikel Gallego

Broadcasts

  • Thu 24 Aug 2017 22:45
  • Thu 24 Aug 2017 23:10