Oct 01 - Oct 11 2020 | Online Film Festival

Oct 01 - Oct 11 2020

Online Film Festival

Aswang

Aswang

October 1 October 11

82 minutes

Documentary

English, Filipino, Tagalog

English Subtitles

Philippines, France, Norway, Germany, Qatar

2019

“Aswang” is a Filipino term for mythical evil spirits. But since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office, Aswang have turned real on the streets of Manila. In Duterte’s three-year drug war, death squads have kidnapped, tortured, and shot tens of thousands of drug dealers and innocent bystanders alike. ASWANG follows the people affected by these events: a journalist making a stand, a coroner, a missionary who comforts the bereaved, and a street kid whose parents and friends have fallen victim to a regime that still enjoys support from voters.

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Director

  • Alyx Ayn Arumpac
  • Alyx Ayn Arumpac is an independent documentary filmmaker from the Philippines. She is a 2015 Talents Tokyo fellow and holds degrees from the Docnomads European Master program (Belgium, Hungary, Portugal) and the University of the Philippines. She has made, screened, and worked on films across Europe and the Philippines.

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