A selection at the Durban International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, we are excited to announce that the thriller Assignment will screen at VSAFF, Saturday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Assignment tells the story of a renowned conflict journalist who returns home after a near fatal incident cuts short her assignment in the Congo. Her mission, while incomplete, is still a success; she uncovers what could lead to an incredible scoop.
The film highlights the dangers of being a journalist and aims to start a conversation about the targeted killing of journalists around the world. According to Reporters Without Borders, in 2015 alone, 58 journalists were killed because of their activities.