A Thousand Cuts

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.



"If you care about freedom of the press and democracy, it's a film you have to see."

FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

“As the film focuses more tightly on her, it becomes a more gripping document. And it certainly is gripping, as the cloud of menace threatening her becomes firmer.”

Los Angeles Times

"Diaz stays out of the way of her own lens, instead giving a portrait in context of Ressa's valiant struggle for truth, and her determination to simply do the job even as she becomes part of the story."

Austin Chronicle

Premieres & Awards


Peabody Award 2022


Truth to Power IDA Documentary Awards 2020


Best Documentary IFP Gotham Awards

Official Selection

Sundance Film Festival 2020