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Aswang (85')

Year: 2019

Director: Alyx Ayn Arumpac

Duration: 85

Language(s): Filipino

Country: Philippines, France, Norway, Qatar, Germany

Cast: Ciriaco Santiago III, Orly Fernandez, Vincent Go, Ezra Acayan, J.S., C.P., C.S.

Cinematography: Tanya Haurylchyk, Alyx Ayn Arumpac

Editing: Anne Fabini, Fatima Bianchi

Sound Design: John Michael Perez, Mikko Quizon

Music: Teresa Barrozo

Narration: Giancarlo Abrahan, Anne Fabini

Production company: LevelK

Awards: IDFA 2019 FIPRESCI Award, DocAviv 2020  Beyond the Screen Award

Synopsis: When Rodrigo Duterte is voted president of the Philippines, he sets in motion a machinery of death to execute suspected drug peddlers, users, and small-time criminals. Aswang follows people whose fates entwine with the growing violence during two years of killings in Manila.


Director’s bio: Alyx Ayn Arumpac is a Filipina documentary filmmaker. She received a Master in Documentary Filmmaking from the Docnomads Erasmus Mundus Master Course and a Bachelor in film at the University of the Philippines. She directs and produces short documentaries for one of the top TV networks in Manila. Aswang is her first feature film.