In the Philippines, in two years, over 20,000 men, women and children were killed in Duterte’s war against small street drug dealers and users, while the drug moguls are left free to roam. The police forces have organized a “machinery of death” to execute the poorest people. In the dark outskirts of Manila, the filmmaker follows a little boy, a mortician, and some other characters concerned by this increasing violence and injustice. The shadow of the aswang, the legendary local monster is haunting the bloody nights of the city.
Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Film at Festival