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A Thousand Cuts

Directed by Ramona S. Diaz Produced by Ramona S. Diaz, Leah Marino, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements and Carolyn Hepburn

In 2016, outsider candidate Rodrigo Duterte upset the political establishment in the Philippines by winning the presidency and promising vengeance and violence. Within hours of taking office, bodies piled up in the streets. Rappler, the country’s top online news site, investigated the murders and revealed a government-sanctioned drug war targeting poor addicts instead of lucrative dealers. In an attempt to suppress independent reporting, Duterte unleashed a powerful disinformation campaign that spread like wildfire throughout social media. – Sundance