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International Activism in Film: A Thousand Cuts (Philippines)

  • Event Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm–8:00 pm (CDT)
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: Free

The Spurlock Movie Club will be hosting a discussion of the film, A Thousand Cuts, as part of our new series, International Activism in Film. The event is held in partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center and will feature Visiting Assistant Professor Leland Tabares from ​the Department of Asian American Studies at UIUC.

Click here to view a documentary preview or see the full film.

A Thousand Cuts portrays an escalating war between the government of the Philippines and the Philippine press. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist, who becomes a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media. The event will take place over Zoom webinar

Webinar Details

  • Zoom ID: 884 5066 7992
  • Passcode:  149538

Please note that this program does NOT take place at the Spurlock Museum.
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For further information on this event, contact Katya Reno at (217) 244-8483 or

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at (217) 244-5586 or (email link).