After a successful run last March, Daang Dokyu returns this month to showcase the largest collection of documentary films! This time, the festival will be happening online and will be more accessible to more people. The festival runs from September 19 to November 5.
Daang Dokyu kicks off just in time for Martial Law week. During these days, the festival will screen 5 documentary films about this era, to encourage people to remember what had happened during one of our history’s darkest periods.
The films opening the festival are ABS-CBN’s Marcos: A Malignant Spirit, Ramona Diaz’s Imelda, Kiri Dalena’s Alunsina, Nettie Wild’s A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution, and Lito Tiongson’s Mendiola Massacre.
Following Martial Law week, the festival will showcase documentary films on the country’s environment, taboos, history, different regions, and future from October 2 to November 5.
Daang Dokyu is the first documentary festival of its kind in the Philippines. It showcases a large collection of Philippine documentaries from the past century, all of which vary in theme and stories. Daang Dokyu showcases the largest collection of Philippine documentaries from the past century.
The festival is initiated by the Filipino Documentary Society, headed by filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Baby Ruth Villarama, and Coreen Jimenez.
The event is made possible with the support of Congresswoman Loren Legarda, the NCCA, UP Film Institute, and Probe Media Foundation, Inc.
As of now, there is still no announcement on which other films will be shown during this festival. However, you can keep checking back on Daang Dokyu’s official website and Facebook page for updates regarding the event.
Homestream image courtesy of Daang Dokyu.