Give Up Tomorrow
Corruption, politics and class discrimination in the Philippines are revealed on an astonishing scale in Give Up Tomorrow. Two women were murdered while young man Paco Larrañaga was partying hundreds of miles away, yet he languishes in prison for a crime he did not commit. The film uses photos, news archives, clandestine prison footage, verité scenes and animation to weave the narrative of staggering injustice. Manipulated and melodramatic TV news is contrasted with reality and fact, and we see that innocence becomes almost irrelevant in a story of the powerful versus the victimised.