“You come out more profoundly aware than ever of the gathering darkness of our current geopolitical moment, and more fervently grateful that there are torchbearers like Maria Ressa to lead us to the light.” - Variety
“An essential character-driven document of a moment in the history of a country facing some challenges that are disturbingly familiar” - Hollywood Reporter
“A Thousand Cuts is a must see for those who care about freedom of the press, democracy, and the future of one particular country-our own.” - Baltimore Magazine
In the May 2016 election, Cambridge Analytica quietly developed their Facebook manipulation toolkit in the Philippines presidential elections and helped tip the scales on Rodrigo Duterte’s victory. After the election, Duterte has systematically been dismantling the democracy of the nation, but one woman stands up and refuses to bend. A Thousand Cuts follows journalist Maria Ressa, founder of the Philippines media outlet Rappler and her fight to save the Philippines from an encroaching fascist dictatorship.
A thunderously important documentary that resonates all too clearly today in America.