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Active Vista presents films on the frontlines that speak truth to power. These films banner the most relevant issues of our times, inviting us to look closer and beyond the headlines, and examine the social architecture and infrastructures that enable the horrors that haunt our nation.


Join us for a talkback with the people behind Aswang on October 9, 2021, at 7:30 PM. Register here: https://www.activevista.ph/huwagmatakot2021

Synopsis:

When Rodrigo Duterte is voted president of the Philippines, he sets in motion a machinery of death to execute suspected drug peddlers, users, and small-time criminals. Aswang follows people whose fates entwine with the growing violence during two years of killings in Manila.


Festivals & Awards:

- FIPRESCI Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

- Best Film, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea

- Best Film, DocAviv Film Festival

- Amnesty International Award, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece

- Best Film, Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada

- Best Picture, Best Documentary Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, FAMAS, Philippines

- Doc Fortnight 2020, MoMa, NYC, USA

- True/False, Missouri, USA

- One World 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

- FIFDH Geneve, Switzerland

- Daang Dokyu, Manila, Philippines

- Cinema du Reel, Paris, International Competition

- One World IFRDFF, Romania

- ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Colorado, USA


About the Filmmaker:

Alyx Ayn Arumpac is a Filipina documentary filmmaker. She received a Master in Documentary Filmmaking from the Docnomads Erasmus Mundus Master Course (Portugal, Hungary, Belgium) and a Bachelor in Film at the University of the Philippines. She directs and produces short documentaries for the top TV network in Manila. She is in post-production of her feature film Aswang.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Director
    Alyx Arumpac