Marty is an Emmy‐nominated filmmaker whose first film GIVE UP TOMORROW premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize.  The film went on to win 18 awards and reached over 30 million viewers around the world, thru television broadcasts including the BBC, DR, SVT, Planète, Canal+ and on PBS, as part of POV’s 25th anniversary season. His second feature, ALMOST SUNRISE, currently screening at festivals and educational institutions across the country, will have its broadcast television premiere on POV in November 2017.

Films by Marty Syjuco

Almost Sunrise

"What Educators Are Saying" - (copy & paste this link):  https://vimeo.com/217628556

Almost Sunrise is a story of Resilience & Recovery.   

In an attempt to put haunting combat experiences behind them, two friends embark on an epic 2,700-mile trek on foot across America, seeking redemption and healing as a way to close the moral chasm opened by war.

Almost Sunrise is an intimate, vérité film that eschews stereotypes and instead captures an unprecedented portrait of veterans — one of hope, potential and untold possibilities.

Give Up Tomorrow

Winner of 18 international awards, the Emmy® Award nominated Give Up Tomorrow shines a light on a nation's incomplete journey toward democracy. In a murder case that ends a country's use of capital punishment yet fails to free an innocent man, Give Up Tomorrow exposes a Kafkaesque world of corruption and injustice.