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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