Daphne, A Pen Too Sharp - "The Daphne Project"
Special Jury Mention at FIGRA 2019
On 16th October 2017, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a car bomb attack close to her home. Her career focused on investigative reporting into government corruption and money laundering, and all of her findings were published on her personal blog Running Commentary. Attracting over 400,000 views per day, her blog was read more than all of the country’s newspapers combined.
But with these high-profile revelations came relentless harassment and intimidation. From killing her dogs to burning her home, Daphne Caruana Galizia was constantly under threat. Her final blog post read, « There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate. »
While three men have been charged with her murder, it is evident that they were acting on instructions – and those behind her killing have still not been identified. Through interviews with her family and friends, as well as secretly-filmed meetings with high-level government officials, this documentary seeks to come closer to the truth about what really happened.