Daang Dokyu’s Closing Lineup: Ganito Tayo Noon, Paano Sila Bukas?

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HULING tatlong araw na lang ng Daang Dokyu, ang kauna-unahang documentary film festival sa Pilipinas. Sa loob ng mahigit isang buwan ay nabigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga moviegoers na mapanood ang mga makabuluhang Pinoy dokyus online ng libre.

Sa kanilang huling hirit, mapapanood ang anim na dokumentaryo na may kinalaman sa ating kinabukasan. Kasama na rito ang kontrobersyal na ‘scripted’ documentary nina Baron Geisler at Kiko Matos na ‘Beastmode: A Social Experiment‘ na sigurado kami na marami pa ang hindi nakakaalam na planado pala ang mga ‘away’ nila.

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Pasok din ang ilang award-winning documentaries na may kinalaman sa politika at personal na mga isyu. Narito ang mga pelikulang mapapanood mo pa ng libre hanggang November 5!

For My Alien Friend (2019)

dir. Jet Leyco
Rating: PG 13 73 mins

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Dubbed as a “documentary of brief encounters,” For My Alien Friend is a philosophical musing on the nature of being. Leyco uses footage from the mundane to create an honest depiction of humanity, using an (imaginary) alien friend as a filmic device that serves as the driving force of the narrative.

Alunsina (2020)

dir. Kiri Dalena
Rating: PG 13 41 mins

In Alunsina, Dalena continues to explore both the potentials and limits of engagement within a community that is facing trauma. Working closely with human rights organizations, she finds herself documenting the struggles of children and families in an urban settlement severely affected by the government’s war against drugs- an ideology that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug users, and has left hundreds of children whose parents died as victims. Here, she engages with another family whose child has resorted to drawing pictures to cope with such tragedy and again confront the complexities in communicating the violence they’ve witnessed. Philippine Premiere | Rerun

Beastmode: A Social Experiment (2018)

dir. Manuel Mesina III
Rating: PG 13 90 mins

A social media experiment involving the altercation of two Filipino celebrities goes viral and exposes the festering wound of Filipino institutions and society — from media and social media to entertainment, business, and politics.

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (2019)

dir. John Torres
Rating: PG 13 13 mins

Repurposing documentary footage taken from the sets of Filipino film productions (including those of Lav Diaz, Erik Matti, Dan Villegas, and Dodo Dayao), the filmmaker gathers these peripheries and turns them into an uncanny narrative about human avatars controlled by apps, with images of police, prisoners, and fascism. Philippine Premiere

Retrochronological Transfer of Information (1994)

dir. Tad Ermitaño
Rating: G 11 mins

Inspired by the works of physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and philosopher Enryo Inoue, this 16mm film documents the experiments of a modern-day scientist who attempts to communicate with Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero who was executed by the Spanish in 1896.

Aswang (2019)

dir. Alyx Arumpac
Rating: PG 13 85 mins

As soon as he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte kept his campaign promise: He set in motion a machinery of death to execute suspected drug users, pushers, and small-time criminals. Aswang follows people whose fates entwine with the growing violence during the first two years of extrajudicial killings in Manila.

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Masaya kami na sa wakas ay nagkaroon na rin ng film festival sa Pilipinas na nakapokus sa mga Pinoy documentaries. Marami ang hindi aware na marami nang documentary filmmakers sa Pilipinas at napapanood lang ang mga likha nila sa mga indie film festivals (na limitado lang ang slots para sa kanila) o kung ito’y naiiikot sa iba’t ibang eskwelahan o special events. Maganda rin na nakakuha ng access ang organizers sa mga short documentary films na nagawa mahigit 100 taon na ang nakakaraan.

Awat muna kayo sa KDrama at Hollywood films at suportahan muna natin ang Daang Dokyu hanggang Biyernes. Libre lang ‘to!

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