Give Up Tomorrow

  • 10 10
  • 2011
  • 96min

In the Philippines, an innocent man faces the death penalty in a controversial murder case that separated two families and an entire nation.


AWARDS: Audience Award. Tribeca Film Festival/ Best New Director Special Jury Price. Tribeca Film Festival/ Audience Award. Sheffield Doc/Fest/ Activism Award. Traverse City/ Audience Award. Los Angeles/ Audience Award. Antenna Sydney/ Audience Award. Valencia/ Best Documentary. Anchorage/ Human Rights Award. Docs Barcelona/ Human Rights Award. Los Angeles/ Editing Award. Salem Film Festival/ Audience Award. Movies That Matter Film Festival/ Audience Award. San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival/ Advocacy Award. Dallas Asian Film Festival/ Human Rights Award. Galway Film Fleadh

Give Up Tomorrow. Facing the lethal injection in the Philippines

Set amidst old world vestiges of colonialism, classism and backdoor politics in the Philippines, this film rivetingly exposes a Kafkaesque contemporary world of corruption and injustice. 

In a murder case that ends a nation's use of capital punishment, but fails to free an innocent man, two grieving mothers personify the chasms / both nightmarish in scope / that divide two families and, by extension, a nation.

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