|A Thousand Cuts (2020): On Media, Policing and Authoritarian Brutality|
A screening of A Thousand Cuts (a film by Ramona Diaz), and a discussion on policing, state violence, media, populism, and authoritarianism.
A Thousand Cuts: Media, Policing, and Authoritarian Brutality
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Film Description: With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, A Thousand Cuts goes inside the escalating war between the government and the press. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media. Produced, written, and directed by Ramona S. Diaz (IMELDA, MOTHERLAND).
Panel Discussion: October 1, 8pm EDT (8am+1 Philippines)
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Panel Description: Following an online screening of Ramona Diaz’s film A Thousand Cuts (2020), please join us for a panel featuring Maria Ressa (Rappler), Jinee Lokaneeta (Drew University), Gina Dent (UCSC), moderated by Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College). The film focuses on the current effects of Rodrigo Duterte’s infamous “war on drugs” and the shutting down of independent news outlets as well as the arrest, detention, threats and humiliation of journalists, including Maria Ressa. This post-screening panel focuses on policing, state violence, and how the media and ideological landscapes enable populism and authoritarianism across the Philippines, U.S. and India. The discussion also serves as the staging ground for transnational forms of creativity, solidarity, and resistance.