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A THOUSAND CUTS to Broadcast on Frontline PBS in January – Gotham Award Nominee and IDA Award Winner for Truth to Power Award

PBS Distribution, Frontline|PBS and Concordia Studio, 
in association with Luminate, 
present a Cinediaz production in association with Motto Pictures, 
developed in association with Topic Studios


Directed and Produced by Ramona S. Diaz
Produced by Leah Marino, Julie Goldman, Chris Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Executive Produced by Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Nicole Stott 

Now Playing In Theaters and Virtual Cinemas Nationwide
National Broadcast on Frontline PBS January 8th, 2021

IFP GOTHAM AWARDS – NOMINEE –   Best Documentary Feature   IDA DOCUMENTARY AWARDS – WINNER – Truth to Power Award 

World Premiere – 2020 Sundance Film Festival 
Official Selection – Festival Favorites – 2020 SXSW 
Official Selection – 2020 San Francisco International Film Festival 
Official Selection – 2020 HotDocs 
Official Selection – 2020 Full Frame 
Official Selection – 2020 AFI DOCS 
Official Selection – 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
WINNER – Best Documentary – 2020 DocEdge 
Official Selection – 2020 AFI FEST – Documentary Roundtable
Official Selection – Short List – 2020 DOC NYC

About the Film A THOUSAND CUTS 
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. Produced, written and directed by Ramona S. Diaz (IMELDA, MOTHERLAND).

About the Director Ramona S. Diaz
Ramona S. Diaz is an award-winning Asian American filmmaker whose films have screened at Sundance, the Berlinale, Tribeca, the Viennale, IDFA, and many other top-tier film festivals. All of Ramona’s feature-length films—Imelda (2004), The Learning (2011), Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (2012) and, Motherland (2017)—have been broadcast on PBS, on either the POV or Independent Lens series. Motherland won an award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and had its international premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. It was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best Documentary, a Peabody Award, and a Gaward Urian Award from the Filipino Film Critics.

She has received funding from ITVS, Sundance, CAAM, Tribeca, Catapult Film Fund, Chicken & Egg, MacArthur Foundation, the IDA, Cinereach and Creative Capital, among others. For the past four years, Ramona has been a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, a joint program of the U.S. Department of State and the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings American films to audiences worldwide. She has conducted master classes and production workshops all over the world. Ramona was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) in 2016, and in 2017 received a Women at Sundance Fellowship and a Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. She is a current recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. Ramona is a graduate of Emerson College and holds an MA from Stanford University.

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