Still from aswang
Still from aswang
 

Aswang

by Alyx Ayn Arumpac
ASWANG is a poetically composed inquisition into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's reign of terror that unleashed death squads in a so-called "war on drugs".
2019  ·  1h25m  ·  France, Philippines
English, Tagalog
English subs
About the Film

ASWANG is a poetically composed inquisition into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s reign of terror that unleashed death squads in a so-called “war on drugs”. Invoking the Filipino mythology of the aswang, or evil shape-shifting spirits, director Alyx Ayn G. Arumpac takes the viewer on a journey through the lower-income communities of Manila that were most deeply affected by state violence.

Under immense state censorship, Arumpac’s first feature film bravely documents the crimes of the Philippine government against its own people, recognized by numerous international human rights organizations as crimes against humanity. ASWANG delves into the cross-fire of poverty, drugs, criminality, and government corruption, while defiantly centering the humane and emotional experience amid this trauma.

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Festivals and Awards
2019
IDFA , Netherlands, FIPRESCI Award
2020
Thessaloniki DFF, Greece, Amnesty International Award
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Vox Magazine
Review
Cineuropa
Editor
Anne Fabini and Fatima Bianchi
Cinematographer
Alyx Ayn G. Arumpac and Tanya Haurylchyk
Sound Recorder
Rj Cantos
Soundtrack Composer
Teresa Barrozo John Michael Perez and Mikko Quizon
Producer
Armi Rae Cacanindin

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