Imagine you lived in a world where your only news source became government propaganda overnight.
That’s what happened to the citizens of the Muscogee Nation, in Oklahoma, in 2018. But when their legislative council repeals the community’s Free Press Act, blocking proper reporting in the run up to an election, one defiant journalist refuses to acquiesce.
In one of the year’s most brilliantly constructed films, news reporter Angel Ellis charges headfirst into battle against the corrupt Muscogee National Council. As blunt as she is brave, Angel keeps putting her livelihood on the line to fight for a free press, and the rights of journalists like herself to hold power to account.
An edge-of-your-seat tale that unfurls with energy, humour and suspense, Bad Press is a timely story about the battle against media censorship.