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GIVE UP TOMORROW

USA / UK, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Documentaries)

Director: Michael Collins

GIVE UP TOMORROW

"A perfect storm of cronyism, tabloid journalism, public prejudice and corruption." - Variety

A murder mystery, a courtroom drama and an exposé of endemic corruption in the Philippines, Give Up Tomorrow takes in Cebu's 'Trial of the Century' - the case of Paco Larranaga, who was sentenced to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of two sisters, despite being able to provide photographic evidence, official records and nearly 40 eyewitness testimonies that he was on the other side of the country at the time of the crime.

Six years in the making, Give Up Tomorrow combines a compelling, sinuous murder mystery with a searing indictment of political corruption in the Philippines, charting the excesses of media manipulation and trial-by-press in a case that ended a nation's use of the death sentence.

Winner of the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize at Tribeca Film Festival.

D Michael Collins P Marty Syjuco WS Roco Films L English, Spanish, Filipino w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011

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