The Killing of a Journalist
The murders of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, fundamentally changed Slovakia. Their deaths, however, brought down the government, and in the years that followed, the heads of the Slovak police, prosecutor's office, and judiciary were jailed. It turns out that criminals had taken control of the state administration and justice system. The Killing of a Journalist is a thrilling documentary about the investigation into these murders, and the social outrage in finding out that a criminal network had infiltrated the state. It offers a sensitive portrayal of the shocking deaths of two young people, and the grief experienced by their families, friends, and colleagues. How is it possible for a film to portray so many threads in a comprehensible and responsible way? How did this neighborhood tragedy change almost everything?
Matt Sarnecki, director of the film
Tomáš Madleňák (Investigative Center of Ján Kuciak)
Moderator: Péter Magyari journalist (444)