Ramona Diaz Decodes the Motherland

from  Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Jul 28, 2020

Filipino-American filmmaker Ramona Diaz says each of her films is a “yearning for the motherland.”  She’s in a unique position, as she says, able to “decode” the Philippines for the rest of the world. Her most recent film, A Thousand Cuts, tells the story of Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa and the struggle for a free press and the crackdown on news media in the Philippines under President Duterte.  In 2018, Ressa was an honoree when Time Magazine’s Person of the Year issue focused on “T...more

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