Event

Chicago Church Screening on Drug War and Family Trauma in the Philippines

Sara poses for a portrait while cradling her late son’s one-year-old son. Image by Pat Nabong. Philippines, 2017.

Sara poses for a portrait while cradling her late son’s one-year-old son. Image by Pat Nabong. Philippines, 2017.

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3:00PM
Philippine American Ecumenical Church
3533 N. Albany Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

On Friday, March 30, 2018, join Pulitzer Center student fellow Pat Nabong for a screening in Chicago of her short documentary. The documentary stems from her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, The Psychological Toll of Duterte’s Drug War, covering the family trauma sparked by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. 

Since July 2016, thousands of suspected drug dealers and users have been slain in the Philippines. A major portion of these victims come from low-income communities. Nabong's multimedia project considers the drug war's psychological toll on families of those killed and witnesses to the violence as well as barriers to mental health services and efforts to address those obstacles.

Nabong will be on hand to discuss her reporting. Nabong is the 2017 fellow from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, one of the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium partners. She is a freelance visual journalist based in Chicago, where she earned her master's degree in journalism from Medill. Prior to starting her graduate studies, Nabong worked as a freelance multimedia journalist for online news sites in the Philippines.

No RSVP is required.