A Thousand Cuts
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A Thousand Cuts

Thu
22
Thu Apr 22 1:45 PM

CHEC Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
Subtitled
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
110 Mins
April
Thu Apr 22

Australian Premiere

“Essential…an immersive political thriller" – Hollywood Reporter

On June 15, 2020, journalist Maria Ressa was found guilty of cyber libel, setting a ticking clock on the limited time she had to get her story out to the world and keep the fight for democracy alive.

Upon taking power in 2016, the newly elected populist president Rodrigo Duterte promised a relentless war on drugs. Brushing aside the rule of law and due process, his campaign resulted in thousands of deaths. Another constitutional casualty of Duterte’s rule has been freedom of the press.

Co-founded by journalist Maria Ressa (whose disarming appearance conceals a lacerating intelligence and an acute sense of journalistic mission), the online site Rappler is one of the Philippine’s most popular news outlets and a thorn in Duterte’s side. The stakes are raised to incredible heights when Ressa puts the tools of the free press — and her own freedom — on the line in defence of truth and democracy.

English, Tagalog with English subtitles 
April
Thu Apr 22

CHEC Theatre

363 Hogbin Drive Coffs Harbour , NSW, 2450