Give Up Tomorrowby Marty Syjuco, Michael Collins
In a murder case that ends a country’s use of capital punishment but fails to free an innocent man, GIVE UP TOMORROW exposes a Kafkaesque world of corruption and injustice.Watch Trailer
As a tropical storm beats down on an island in the Philippines, two sisters leave work and never make it home…
Simultaneously a murder-mystery and an exposé of endemic corruption today, GIVE UP TOMORROW looks intimately at the case of Paco Larrañaga, a student accused of killing two sisters on the provincial island of Cebu.
In a way that is both specific to the country and disquietingly universal, the film exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly crooked public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus.
GIVE UP TOMORROW is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry, sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man. Their irreconcilable versions of justice play out in a controversial case, dubbed "The Trial of the Century", that ends a country's use of capital punishment, yet fails to free an innocent man.
GIVE UP TOMORROW is an Emmy® nominated documentary for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, and a finalist for the Puma Impact Award.
A riveting cautionary tale of a flawed justice system… Stands out among human rights documentaries for its exceptional pacing and attention to detail.
Jaw-dropping… Hard to turn away from.
The New York Times
A disturbing documentary… As we watch this story unfold, we should turn the lens on our own country and our deeply troubled prison system.
Inimai Chettiar & Rebecca McCray
ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
One of the most fascinating and discussed documentaries of our time.
E. Nina Rothe
The Huffington Post
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Emmy® Award 2013 Nominated, Outstanding Investigative Journalism
- PBS national broadcast, POV 2012
- Puma Impact Award 2013, Finalist
- Audience Award, Tribeca Film Festival
- Audience Award, Amnesty International’s Movies that Matter Festival
- Human Rights Award, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival
- Activism Award, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival
- Audience Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest
- Advocacy Award, Asian Film Festival of Dallas
- Best Documentary, Anchorage International Film Festival
- Audience Award, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival
- Special Jury Prize for Best New Director, Tribeca Film Festival
- Editing Award, Salem Film Fest
- Human Rights Award, Galway Film Fleadh
- Best Documentary, National Film Society
- Special Jury Award, DMZ Korean Film Festival
- Audience Award, San Sebastian Film Festival
- Human Rights Award, Docs Barcelona
- Audience Award, Antenna Sydney Documentary Festival
- Audience Favorite #2, Hot Docs Festival
- Grierson British Awards, Nominated for Best Newcomer
- Cinema Eye Honors, Nominated for the Audience Choice Prize
- Amnesty International’s Media Awards, Nominated for Documentary
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Subject: Law and Criminal Justice