Cinema Rehiyon 2021 Offers Free Masterclasses

Cinema Rehiyon 2021 offers four free masterclasses from the industry experts on screenplay for women and LGBTQIA+ on March 6, documentary filmmaking and experimental cinema on March 13 and 20, respectively. Cinema Rehiyon 2021: Voices From The Margins Festival Director Tito Valiente underscores the importance of masterclasses that address the concerns and issues of regional …

Documentary on Drug War ‘Aswang’ an Official Entry to Oscars 2021

Alyx Arumpac’s Aswang, a film that portrays the grim aftermath of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, is eligible for consideration in the documentary feature category of the 93rd Academy Awards. The film qualified after winning the prestigious White Goose Award at the 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Asia’s largest documentary festival, which took place in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Korea …

Daang Dokyu’s #HuwagMatakot Halloween rerun presents Aswang

“Kapag sinabi nilang may aswang, ang ibig sabihin nila: matakot ka.” (Whenever they say there is an aswang around, what they really mean is: be afraid.) This Halloween, Daang Dokyu presents a different kind of scare. It will stream a documentary that tells not of shape-shifting evil spirits but of creatures of a different kind that roam at night.  …

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 depicts actors …

Daang Dokyu celebrates the Filipino identity

Our identity as Filipinos is defined by the stories we tell. On its fourth week, Daang Dokyu places the spotlight on the stories made from various places in our islands called home. Streaming now on its virtual cinema (DaangDokyu.com/watchnow) until October 29, 2020 are eight documentaries under its “Localities: Dagat ang Pagitan” section. These films are especially …

Daang Dokyu Breaks the Taboo: Premieres Film on Sex Workers

Sex work remains a highly stigmatized topic.   But behind the flickering lights, booming disco music, and attention-grabbing glittery outfits are real lives of real women with real lessons.   A film that goes deep into the lives of a former sex worker and her daughter in Angeles City, one of Asia’s top sex tourism destination is having …

Learn from the Masters of Philippine Documentaries with Daang Dokyu’s FREE Masterclasses

Want to learn documentary filmmaking from Alyx Arumpac, director of the much-acclaimed film Aswang? Or do you want to learn the history of documentary filmmaking in the Philippines from Prof. Nick Deocampo, one of the country’s most prolific and revered historians? Daang Dokyu, the ongoing festival of Philippine documentaries, offers these classes for free, for everyone …

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

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 a total …

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 the tragedy, but …