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OT: Aswang

Alyx Ayn Arumpac // Philippines, Germany, Qatar, Norway, France, Denmark, 2019
Documentary Feature // FF2020
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DOCUMENTARY In his war on drugs, the Philippine crypto-dictator Duterte has turned the streets of Manila into a battlefield, setting his death squads on the people that elected him. An aswang is a demonic figure in Philippine mythology, a shape-shifting blood-sucker not unlike a vampire. Hordes of such creatures roam the streets of the capital murdering in the name of the fight against drugs and crime. Aswang follows the stories of people caught in the spiral of violence: journalists who report on the murders, undertakers who don’t know what to do with the bodies and street children who seek refuge in cemeteries.


ALYX AYN ARUMPAC is an independent Philippine producer and documentary filmmaker. She studied in Belgium, Hungary and Portugal, as well as at the University of the Philippines. Aswang is her full-length film debut as director.




Documentary Feature



Philippines, Germany, Qatar, Norway, France, Denmark


85 min

OV with English subtitles

Alyx Ayn Arumpac

Alyx Ayn Arumpac

Giancarlo Abrahan (Narration), Anne Fabini (Narration), Ciriaco Santiago III, Orly Fernandez, Vincent Go, Ezra Acayan, J.S., C.P., C.S.

Armi Rae Cacanindin, Alyx Ayn Arumpac

Tanya Haurylchyk, Alyx Ayn Arumpac

John Michael Perez, Mikko Quizon

Anne Fabini, Fatima Bianchi

Teresa Barrozo

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