Aswang 2020 Ages 18+

2.30PM Mon 5 Oct 2020 (1hr 15mins)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

A raw picture of the human cost of the Philippines’ epidemic of extrajudicial killings, Aswang depicts a muted dystopian Manila as it paints Duterte’s drug war as the vampiric demon of Filipino mythology.

This devastating debut documentary reveals the war on drugs as a covert assassination campaign that targets the poor and thrives on corruption. From neon-lit streets to congested morgues, eerie hallways to squalid shanty-towns, the story unfolds through the eyes of an enigmatic street kid, an all-night coroner and a dogged photojournalist, as their lives intertwine with the brutal violence of the drug war. Arumpac confronts the killings, orchestrated by hired assassins, vigilantes and police, while building a harrowing personal picture of the families who have lost loved ones.

Australian Premiere

CREDITS

85 MINUTES, PHILIPPINES, TAGALOG WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ALYX AYN ARUMPAC / RIGHTS: LEVELK FILM