13 Jan 2021
[0113] Awards update on Films of HKAFF

Congratulations to Ramona S. Diaz, whose documentary A Thousand Cuts received the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary!

A Thousand Cuts reveals the terrifying ways in which the Duterte administration abuses its power to ensure its rule and suppressed any media outlet in the Philippines that questions or criticises his policies. One of these outlets is online news site Rappler founded by investigative journalist Maria Ressa.

Ressa, the heroine of this eye-opening documentary, was found guilty of 'cyberlibel' in June 2020, and faces up to 6 years in prison.