Good news, film lovers!
There's gonna be a six-day Philippine documentary festival on March 16 -21, 2020 at the Cine Adarna, UP Film Center in Quezon City.
As the country celebrates 100 years of Philippine cinema, "Daang Dokyu" is presenting an inclusive program of Philippine documentaries from the early 1900s to present times.
The festival will open with the Philippine premiere of "Aswang," a film about the Duterte administration's drug war by Alyx Arumpac.
"ASWANG," Alyx Arumpac's film about President Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign, is set to open the Daang Dokyu documentary film festival at the Cine Adarna, UPFI Film Center on March 16-21 @gmanews pic.twitter.com/9y3btkBDv9— Margaret Claire Layug (@MClaireLayug) February 19, 2020
Daang Dokyu will also unveil some of the oldest-existing documentaries on the Philippines that have been sitting in the archives in foreign countries all these years.
These include featured documentaries made in 1911 titled "Fabrication Des Chapeaux De Manille" and "Industrie De L’abaca A L’ile De Cebu;" a film made in 1926 called "Manila Street Scene;" and another filmed in 1929 called "Glimpses Of The Culion Leper Colony And Of Culion Life," as said in a press release.
Daang Dokyu, presented by by the Filipino Documentary Society (FilDocs), was founded by documentary filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Coreen Jimenez, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala and Baby Ruth Villarama.
Aside from the film screenings, there will also be forums with known documentary filmmakers, as well as panel discussions moderated by television personalities like Atom Araullo and Boy Abunda.
Daang Dokyu is also expected to hold the first-ever Philippine Documentary Forum, said to be the "largest gathering of documentary filmmakers in the country.”
Here's the main festival calendar:
You can get your tickets here, or visit daangdokyu.ph for more information. — LA, GMA News