A Thousand Cuts

(A Thousand Cuts)

Philippine President Duterte leads an unconditional war against drugs as well as against his opponents, chiefly the independent press. The chief target is the Rappler news server and its unyielding director Maria Ressa.

The senate elections may strengthen the Philippine president’s power. A new opposition is rallying against the presidential faction, but the main defensive function is held by the independent press, which faces increasing attacks, ranging from cyberbullying and aggressive campaigns to arbitrary arrests. However, the film also gives space to the other side and reveals the cognitive world of prominent Duterte followers, often led by personal motives. This layered, dynamically conceived account of the journalistic struggle to defend democratic principles shows how these can be completely suppressed.

About the film

Director: Ramona S. Diaz
USA, Philippines
2020 | 110 min.

Language: English, Tagalog

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Category

Right To Know

Director

Ramona S. Diaz

Filmography
2021 - Frontline
2020 - A Thousand Cuts
2017 - Motherland
2013 - Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

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