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In the Philippines, journalist Maria Ressa and her team from the news platform Rappler fight against a violent president who is turning the country into a dictatorship.

Maria Ressa is the last woman standing in an unjust war and is being recognized for holding the line against the downfall of democracy by TIME magazine as person of the year in 2018.

Facts, first class journalism and kindness are her defence. She becomes a target of a legal smear campaign by the government and is being imprisoned twice. Duterte weaponizes social media and the law to control the country. Facebook trolls hunt her online and in real life to silence her. The documentary gives a rare behind the scenes access to Maria and her staff and accompanies them over a year during threats to their work and life. Victims of the war, critical politicians in hiding and members of the death squads give insight into the real “war on drugs“ of president Duterte.

Content warning: this film contains difficult imagery, violence.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Canadian Premiere
  • Director
    Mark Wiese
  • Producer
    Oliver Stoltz