Review: Alex Winters’ doc ‘The Panama Papers’ details epic journalism

By the time Winter’s informative film reaches the trifecta of Donald Trump (whose name appeared in the documents over 3,000 times), Paul Manafort and Steven Mnuchin, it all seems frustratingly futile. But Winter points out that the publishing of these documents was a success — at a cost. Protests erupted, investigations were opened and heads of state were deposed, but at least one journalist was killed (Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia). “The Panama Papers” serves as a reminder of the important work reporters do in fighting abuses of power and the way that work is evolving in an increasingly fractured global landscape.

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