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Guided by a safety manual developed after the murder of journalist Pablo Medina, the film takes viewers on a journey through the Paraguay-Brazil border region.

Pesada Pluma (Heavy Pen)

Directed by Pamela Kalkman and Bowie Verschuuren. Aired on 2doc, NPO2-Extra and Film Shortage and screened at several international film festivals.


  • Watch the international version (Spanish with English subtitles) on Film Shortage


  • Nederlandse versie / Dutch version (Spaans met Nederlandse ondertiteling), inclusief een interview met mij over het maakproces hier te zien



Also see the article I wrote about Medina's case:

Death on the Paraguay-Brazil Border: What does one journalist’s murder at the hands of the state mean for freedom of the press in Paraguay?



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