Daang Dokyu closes with films that will be hard to unsee

Imagine behind-the-scenes footage from the sets of Lav Diaz, Erik Matti, Dan Villegas, and Dodo Dayao repurposed into an uncanny narrative summoning present-day milieus involving police, prisoners and fascism. That’s John Torres‘ We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (2019), which will have its Philippine debut at Daang Dokyu on October 30, 2020. The film…

State of Journalism in the Philippines at Daang Dokyu

In an address to the Foreign Press Association at the Vatican last year, Pope Francis pointed out: “Freedom of the press and of expression is an important indicator of the state of a country’s health.” This week, Daang Dokyu takes the country’s health on scrutiny with a discussion on the state of journalism in this…

Daang Dokyu | For the Love of Our Nation, Watch These Films

Films on real life, real suffering, real struggles and real injustice. Films that need our real attention. Films that can amplify the necessary conversations. These are the films Daang Dokyu, a Festival of Philippine Documentaries, is currently streaming under its section “Nation: Perception is Real, Truth is Not.” Eleven films comprise this section, running for…

Yolanda Stories at Daang Dokyu

Seven years after the strongest tropical cyclone wrought devastation in the country, stories of survival and struggle still unfold. Documentarists want to keep the conversation going. In the ongoing festival of Philippine documentaries, Daang Dokyu, three films on Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) are streaming. These films are programmed not just to remind everyone of…

Bullet-Laced Dreams Premieres at Daang Dokyu

Now and then, we get bits and pieces of stories about the indigenous Lumad children from Mindanao, from here and there. There’s a film, however, that goes in-depth about the struggle of Lumad children. Bullet-Laced Dreams (2020), a short film by Cha Escala and Kristoffer Brugada, is one of the film highlights of Daang Dokyu,…

Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries Launched

With 100 years on its back, Philippine cinema celebrations have mainly focused on narrative films. A group of filmmakers now feel it is high time that films with real-world impact and purpose are celebrated. Documentary filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Baby Ruth Villarama, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, and Monster Jimenez have decided to initiate a move towards this and…