Radio Silence

Documentary by Juliana Fanjul

79 minutes – 2019

French Title

Silence Radio


Mexico, March 2015. Carmen Aristegui, incorruptible journalist, has been fired from the radio station where she has worked for years. Supported by more than 18 million listeners, Carmen continues her fight. Her goal: raising awareness and fighting against misinformation. The film tells the story of this quest: difficult and dangerous, but essential to the health of democracy. A story in which resistance becomes a form of survival.


Co-production with:
Cactus Docs (Mexico)
Radio Télévision Suisse , RTS (Switzerland)
SSR SRG (Switzerland)

Festivals (selection)

15. Zurich Film Festival, International competition , 2019

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Distribution: AKKA Films


Carmen Aristegui will not be silenced. The incorruptible journalist and news anchor is one of the few voices in Mexico with the courage to speak the truth – becoming one of
the most dangerous voices in the eyes of the government. Millions of people listen to her when she draws attention to maladministration and misinformation on the radio or on television. Following the unveiling of a corruption scandal involving the president, Carmen is fired from the radio station where she works in 2015. The population reacts with protests, and the journalist’s fight for freedom of the press begins. We accompany the brave woman through her tumultuous everyday life as she continues to speak and manoeuvre a team of investigative journalists through the poisoned Mexican media landscape on her own news platform. SILENCE RADIO draws the rousing portrait of a woman who refuses to be intimidated or silenced.



Carmen Aristegui


Written and directed by: Juliana Fanjul
Production: Philippe Coeytaux et Nicolas Wadimoff (Akka Films),
Co-production: José Cohen (Cactus Docs), Steven Artels et Gaspard Lamunière (RTS SSR SRG)
Cinematography: Jérôme Colin
Editor: Yael Bitton
Sound:  Carlos Ibañez-Diaz
Sound Mix: Carlos Ibañez-Diaz
Music: Marc Parazon


15. Zurich Film Festival, International competition, 2019