Bad Press (2023)
- R13 | 1h38 | Documentary
- In Theaters: Fri, Oct 27, 2023
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BAD PRESS is an engrossing political docu-thriller that explores the turbulent struggle for a free press within the Muscogee Nation. It is scheduled to broadcast on Friday, October 27, 2023. This documentary provides an uncommon look at the complex relationships inside a modern Native American tribe. The story follows the startling repeal of the 2018 Free Press Act only three years after it was passed, placing the chief and his cabinet in direct control of Mvskoke Media, the main news outlet for the Muscogee Nation. Veteran journalist Angel Ellis stands out in the middle of this turmoil as a symbol of resistance, going to great lengths to make sure her community hears the truth. Directed by the dynamic pair of Joe Peeler and Rebecca Landsberry-Baker, BAD PRESS is a monument to the modern world's value of free expression and the perseverance of journalism.