Maria Ressa (centre), editor and CEO of news site Rappler, leaves a regional trial court in June after being convicted of cyber libel in Manila, the Philippines. The documentary A Thousand Cuts, chronicles Ressa’s fight for press freedom. Photo: Getty Images Maria Ressa (centre), editor and CEO of news site Rappler, leaves a regional trial court in June after being convicted of cyber libel in Manila, the Philippines. The documentary A Thousand Cuts, chronicles Ressa’s fight for press freedom. Photo: Getty Images
Maria Ressa (centre), editor and CEO of news site Rappler, leaves a regional trial court in June after being convicted of cyber libel in Manila, the Philippines. The documentary A Thousand Cuts, chronicles Ressa’s fight for press freedom. Photo: Getty Images
Asian cinema

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa and director on film about her reporting, advocacy, and trial for cyber libel, A Thousand Cuts

  • A Thousand Cuts documents the work of Philippine investigative journalists including Maria Ressa, who explains her concept of activist journalism
  • Its director explains the film gravitated towards Ressa because of her news website Rappler’s high profile and her growing legal woes under President Duterte

Topic |   Asian cinema
Maria Ressa (centre), editor and CEO of news site Rappler, leaves a regional trial court in June after being convicted of cyber libel in Manila, the Philippines. The documentary A Thousand Cuts, chronicles Ressa’s fight for press freedom. Photo: Getty Images Maria Ressa (centre), editor and CEO of news site Rappler, leaves a regional trial court in June after being convicted of cyber libel in Manila, the Philippines. The documentary A Thousand Cuts, chronicles Ressa’s fight for press freedom. Photo: Getty Images
Maria Ressa (centre), editor and CEO of news site Rappler, leaves a regional trial court in June after being convicted of cyber libel in Manila, the Philippines. The documentary A Thousand Cuts, chronicles Ressa’s fight for press freedom. Photo: Getty Images
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