Director: Alyx Ayn Arumpac 2020 85 Minutes Ages 18+
ASWANG Sat 03 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 85mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
ASWANG Mon 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:30pm 85mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
ASWANG Sat 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 85mins New Farm Six Cinemas

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.

Australian Premiere


Classification:Ages 18+
Language:Tagalog, with English subtitles
Director:Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Producer:Armi Rae S Cacanindin, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Script:Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:LevelK Film