Ramona Diaz’s thought provoking opening night film ‘A Thousand Cuts’ will be streaming on 12 June at 8pm and also on 4 July at 11am.

By Mel Fernandez

CHIKA MUNA – For the first time New Zealand’s ‘Doc Edge International Film Festival’ will be streaming online so you can enjoy the line-up of more than 70 films from the comfort of your own home.

News flash – a gripping Filipino film by director Ramona Diaz titled ‘A Thousand Cuts’ is the one to watch on opening night – the 12th of June at 8pm which is followed by a live Q & A with crusading journalist Maria Ressa and Ramona Diaz.

“We are reaching out to create a much-needed sense of community,” says Alex Lee, Doc Edge Director. He urged Pinoys not to miss the screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts,’ a brand new film, on Philippine Independence Day plus a host of other award-winning films which will be streaming nationwide from 12 June to 5 July.

“These films focus on ongoing challenges: crusading journalists, unscrupulous spin doctors and corrupt politicians, the struggles of refugees, meatless diets, new religions – and how to swim with a polar bear and survive.

“Reaching out in times of isolation enables us to express humanity at its best,” added Lee.

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