Many of us have been using fiction to take our minds off the dystopian conditions that we now find ourselves in. But if you’re looking for something to snap you back into reality, the Filipino Documentary Society (FilDocs) has got you covered with Daang Dokyu, a festival of Philippine documentaries. Originally scheduled last March, the festival runs online from Sept. 19 to Nov. 5 and will be showing featured documentaries for free.
This month’s run features 55 documentaries handpicked by the FilDocs team, composed of Sunday Beauty Queen (2016) director Baby Ruth Villarama, and filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, and Monster Jimenez. The group launched Daang Dokyu in 2019. Their goal? For these documentaries to reach a broader audience, and to “offer the ‘docu way’ to take stock of how we are as a nation and where we are headed.”
With the theme “Martial Law, Never Again”, Daang Dokyu: A festival of Philippine documentaries kicks off with ABS-CBN’s Marcos: A Malignant Spirit (1986), Ramona Diaz’s Imelda, Kiri Dalena’s Alunsina, Lito Tiongson’s Mendiola Massacre, and Nettie Wild’s Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution.
Visit daangdokyu.ph for more information.
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