Reporters Without Borders shows us how the truth disappears without journalism
Film by BETC depicts situations we'd never know about without reporting
Dec 15, 2020
A powerful new PSA from Reporters Without Borders aims to illustrate the message that without journalism, the truth often disappears.
The film, by BETC in Paris, depicts four different situations that only journalists can shed light on: a prisoner held in degrading conditions, exhausted migrants dying on their journey, a young woman forced into an unwanted marriage and rows of bodies of COVID-19 victims lined up on an ice rink. Toward the end of the film, the harrowing scenes gradually disappear from their environments, leaving no trace.
Directed by Vincent Rodella via Birth, it's a powerful message in a year when governments and politicians have disputed facts, countries have tried to hide figures and trust in the media has plummeted.
The film is running on TV in France and on international channels, digital and social media.