The Nightcrawlers

BFI Doc Society: Made of Truth


Alexander Osei-Bonsu


Doireann Maddock


Joanna Natasegara


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With unprecedented access, The Nightcrawlers, is an unflinching exposé of Filipino President Duterte’s war on drugs, in which some claim over 20,000 people have been killed. R.L., a former staff photographer for a prominent newspaper, leads the Manila Nightcrawlers, a small group of determined photojournalists on a mission to expose the true cost of the violent campaign. In covering both sides of the conflict, The Nightcrawlers reveals a harrowing twist behind Duterte’s deadly crusade.