Since his relentlessly brutal war on drugs, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has suppressed any media outlet that questions or criticises his policies. One of these outlets is online news site Rappler, whose embattled founder Maria Ressa is the subject of this eye-opening documentary. Unfolding with the urgency of a political thriller, Ramona S. Diaz’s acclaimed film reveals the terrifying ways in which the Duterte administration abuses its power to ensure its rule, and how those ways are exported to autocracies around the world. This timely film is a vital cautionary tale that must be seen by anyone who cares about press freedom today.
|* 08/11 3:00PM||Broadway Cinematheque|
|13/11 7:50PM||PALACE ifc|
|21/11 5:55PM||PREMIERE ELEMENTS|