#NeverForget: Daang Dokyu Pushes Through Virtually With "Martial Law" Themed Opening Ceremonies

Sep 14, 2020
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After postponing its original run last March due to COVID-19, Daang Dokyu will finally commence online, opening with a line-up of documentaries under the theme "Martial Law, Never Again".

Happening this September 19 to 21, the film festival's opening salvo will feature ABS-CBN's Marcos: A Malignant Spirit, Ramona Diaz's Imelda, Kiri Dalena's Alunsina, Nettie Wild's Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution, and Lito Tiongson's Mendiola Massacre. All films will be available for streaming online.

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A Rustling of Leaves

“The opening program is not just a lineup of films to remember the past but a statement for us in the present. Our generation now has been witnessing the erosion of our freedoms, unbelievable abuses of power, and a growing confusion about the future,"  said Jewel Maranan. one of Daang Dokyu's Festival Directors.

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"We think documentaries can help make up our minds about the lessons already learned, mistakes we shouldn’t repeat, and what we shouldn’t allow again to be done to us as a people. We are offering these films for free, the largest collection of curated Philippine documentaries ever put together for online public viewing, films from 1914 to 2020. We’re inviting everyone to revisit this album of images because these are about us.”

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Aside from the featured films to be shown, a discussion on the theme “Martial Law, Never Again" moderated by Ed Lingao will complete the opening activities. 

Daang Dokyu, the first documentary festival of its kind showcasing the largest collection of Philippine documentaries from the past one hundred years, is initiated by the Filipino Documentary Society (FilDocs), founded by documentary filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Baby Ruth Villarama, and Coreen Jimenez. 

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Marcos, A Malignant Spirit

The festival is made possible with the support and partnership of the Office of House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, UP Film Institute and Probe Media Foundation. 

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Film Geek Guy is a media partner of Daang Dokyu.


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