Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s International Critic’s Prize-winning documentary comes home for Philippine screening

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Filmmaker Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s “Aswang” to have its Philppine premiere at Daang Dokyu in March. Screen-grab from the trailer of Aswang.

Filmmaker Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s International Critic’s Prize-winning documentary “Aswang” is coming home for its Philippine premiere in a festival of documentaries titled Daang Dokyu.

‘Aswang’ will be the documentary festival’s opening film on March 16, 2020.

Aswang bagged the International Critic’s Prize (Fipresci) at the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Before winning, Aswang was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) Competition for First Appearance.

Arumpac’s film tackles the violence of the war on drugs campaign in Manila.

“The film was initially self funded and then received a lot of international support.” Daang Dokyu said.

Filmmaker Alyx Ayn Arumpac tweeted her anticipation of the Philippine premiere of her documentary. “Looking forward to the Philippine premiere of Aswang as opening film for @DaangDokyu, a festival dedicated to documentaries and 100 years of Philippine cinema”.

Daang Dokyu is slated from March 16 to 21, 2020, at the Cine Adarna of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

UP FiIm Institute also announced the screening dates and venue of the festival.

Daang Dokyu will celebrate the centennial year of Philippine Cinema by featuring and highlighting the largest documentaries produced with the aim of reaching a broader audience for the docu mentaries.

Listed below are the documentaries included in the highlights of the Festival:

  • Ang Pagpapkalma Sa Unos (2020) by Joanna Arong
  • Bakit Dilaw Ang Gitna Ng Bahaghari (1994) by Kidlat Tahimik
  • The nightcrawlers (2019) by Alexander Mora
  • A Rustling Of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1988) by Nettie Wild
  • Dreaming In The Red Light (2019) Pabelle Manikan
  • A House In Pieces (2020) by Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes
  • Beastmode: A Social Experiment (2018) by Manuel Mesina III

DaangDokyu showcases an inclusive program of Philippine documentaries from the early days of Philippine cinema and television to contemporary

“Documentaries will continue to take sides. And it will continue to show both sides. But one thing it cannot do is ignore.” said Jewel Maranan, one of the festival directors.

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