A Thousand Cuts: In a spooky documentary about Maria Ressa | Movie


“For years now, I’ve been saying I feel like Alice is falling down the rabbit hole, with talking cards all over the place saying with my head.As her life became more and more surreal, journalist Maria Ressa gained a new sympathy for the dizzy girl in Wonderland. During her Zoom interview with the Guardian, she also claims to feel like one of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World characters, numbed by a constant stream of media stimulation. She also feels like Cassandra, doomed to speak truths that fall on deaf ears. And sometimes she feels like Sisyphus, him from the endless thrust of the rocks. Nowadays, she finds it too appropriate to think of her life in literary or mythological terms.


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