• Aswang
  • Aswang
  • Aswang


by Alyx Ayn Arumpac Border Lines

Since Rodrigo Dutertes was elected president of the Philippines, the “Aswang”, evil creatures of mythology, have entered the streets of Manila. In an alleged fight against drugs, he issued a carte blanche to police officers who now roam the poorest districts of the capital killing small-time dealers, drug addicts and other innocent people, while the big drug barons remain untouched. Director Alyx Ayn Arumpac follows a handful of people into the city’s nocturnal underworld: a journalist, a forensic doctor, a missionary and a street boy whose parents are in prison and friends in the cemetery. This poetically told documentary is a shocking testimony to the moral bankruptcy of a regime.

  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: Phillippines, France, Norway, Qatar, Germany, 2019
  • Runtime: 84 Min
  • Languages: Filipino, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
  • Screenplay: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
  • Cinematography: Tanya Haurylchyk, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
  • Editors: Anne Fabini, Fatima Bianchi
  • Sound: John Michael Perez, Mikko Quizon
  • Music: Teresa Barrozo
  • Producers: Armi Rae Cacanindin, Alyx Ayn Arumpac, Quentin Laurent, Kristine Ann Skaret, Henrik Underbjerg, Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner
  • Production Companies: Cinematografica Films, Les Films de l’œil sauvage, Razor Film Produktion GmbH
  • World Sales: LevelK ApS
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