Bad Press

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A defiant journalist confronts corruption and the curtailing of press freedoms in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

In 2018, the National Council of Muscogee (Creek) Nation repealed its own Free Press Act, limiting the ability of journalists and activists to investigate the ruling body and ensure good and fair governance. Reporter Angel Ellis and other Native American journalists seek to overturn the Act, fight censorship, and protect democracy. It is the start of a long battle, involving stories of corruption, harassment and embezzlement within the local tribal hierarchy. As a pivotal election approaches, the conflict between journalistic independence and government control magnifies to become an issue over the right of the people to know the truth about the illicit practices that will likely impact them.

This film has Audio Description available where an audio commentary of actions in the film, interspersed with dialogue, will be available through a headset that can be requested at the cinema.

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Bad Press + Q&A
Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3
Q&A with director Joe Peeler. Moderated by Emma Hindley.
Bad Press + Q&A
Showroom - Channel 5 Screen 2
Q&A with director Joe Peeler. Moderated by Toni Lee
Bad Press + Q&A
Curzon - Screen 3
Q&A with director Joe Peeler. Moderated by Clodagh Chapman
Bad Press (DocFest Online)
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