Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. A Thousand Cuts examines social media disinformation campaigns and the current brutal crackdown on the news media in the Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte – who has made prominent journalist and TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, Maria Ressa, one of his top targets. In English and Tagalog with English subtitles. Not Rated. Director: Ramona S. Diaz (US 2020) 98 min.
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Livestream with filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and film subject Maria Ressa in conversation with Christiane Amanpour (CNN / PBS)