A raw picture of the human cost of the Philippines’ epidemic of extrajudicial killings, Aswang depicts a muted dystopian Manila as it paints Duterte’s drug war as the vampiric demon of Filipino mythology.
This devastating debut documentary reveals the war on drugs as a covert assassination campaign that targets the poor and thrives on corruption. From neon-lit streets to congested morgues, eerie hallways to squalid shanty-towns, the story unfolds through the eyes of an enigmatic street kid, an all-night coroner and a dogged photojournalist, as their lives intertwine with the brutal violence of the drug war. Arumpac confronts the killings, orchestrated by hired assassins, vigilantes and police, while building a harrowing personal picture of the families who have lost loved ones.
|Language:||Tagalog, with English subtitles|
|Director:||Alyx Ayn Arumpac|
|Producer:||Armi Rae S Cacanindin, Alyx Ayn Arumpac|
|Script:||Alyx Ayn Arumpac|