Maria Ressa

‘A Thousand Cuts’ to be screened in Sydney

‘A Thousand Cuts’ to be screened in Sydney

A THOUSAND CUTS. The documentary following Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

Still from the film

Catch this special screening of 'A Thousand Cuts' in Sydney on December 9

Rappler, in partnership with the Judith Nielson Institute (JNI) in Sydney, will hold a special screening of award-winning documentary, “A Thousand Cuts.”

On December 9, supporters of independent media and followers of the plight of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Rappler will be able to watch this film for free at the newly opened JNI headquarters in Chippendale. This is the first time the documentary, by renowned director Ramona Diaz, will be screened live in Australia.

“A Thousand Cuts” debuted in the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, and was received with a standing ovation. Since then, the film has been screened across the US through PBS Frontline and has been included in various film festivals around the world. In its first limited release in the Philippines, the film garnered 230,000 views in just 24 hours. Most recently, the film was screened for the first time in Malaysia and Indonesia as part of a regional film festival.

Those based in Sydney who are interested to watch the film can register through this link.

The special screening in Australia comes at a crucial time as Ressa awaits the final decision of the Philippines’ Court of Appeals on her travel request to personally receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on December 10. The United Nations has urged the Philippine government to allow her to travel citing these restrictions against Ressa, the first Filipino Nobel laureate, as a cause for concern. Some Philippine lawmakers have echoed this call.