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by Marc Wiese


In many countries of the world democracies are eroding from within. In some countries they are dying. It is a death by a thousand cuts. In the Philippines, journalist Maria Ressa and her team from the news platform Rappler fight against a violent president who executes tens of thousands of people with death squads and turns the country into a dictatorship. 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.

international title: We Hold the Line
original title: We Hold the Line
country: Germany
sales agent: Magnetfilm GmbH
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Marc Wiese
film run: 93'
production: Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduction
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