Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is who number 45, wishes he could be, that is, if we didn’t have the constitution in place. Crimes against humanity is what Duterte has been serving up for some time. The man rules with a iron hand and with that, comes a body count.
This documentary is about one woman who dedicated her life to stopping his authoritarian rule! Maria Ressa is a journalist and humanitarian who has been in the crosshairs of Duterte for some time. She has been the voice of free speech for not only Filipino’s, but for journalist everywhere who are being threatened by the current regime! This trailer chronicles her journey despite insurmountable odds.
A look at how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation. 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 own freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. A Thousand Cuts is directed by Filipino-American producer / filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, director of the doc films Spirits Rising and Motherland previously as well as other TV work. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year; it also won the Best International Film award at the Documentary Edge Festival. PBS will release Diaz’s doc A Thousand Cuts in select theaters + “virtual cinemas” starting on August 7th this summer. For more info on the doc, visit the film’s official website.