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Special Events ArchiveThe DocYard Presents (previous events)

Give Up Tomorrow


POV’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Director Michael Collins and Producer Marty Syjuco in Attendance for Q&A!

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95 min, USA / UK, 2011
As a tropical storm beats down on the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home…

Give Up Tomorrow exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly corrupt public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. It is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man, Paco Larrañaga.

Give Up Tomorrow is the winner of many awards around the globe, including:

  • Audience Award, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Audience Award, 2011 Sheffield Doc / Fest
  • Audience Award, 2012 Movies That Matter Festival
  • Activist Award, 2011 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Human Rights Award, 2012 Docs Barcelona Film Festival
  • Human Rights Award, 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The screening will be preceded by an episode from Alex Jablonski’s SPARROW SONGS, a project in which the filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten made and exhibited one short documentary per month, every month for one year.

Media Sponsor: WGBH
POV 25th Anniversary Celebration Sponsor: The Center for Independent Documentary 

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