Daang Dokyu is a 6-day documentary film festival showcasing an exhaustive and inclusive program of Philippine documentaries from the early days of Philippine cinema and television to the contemporary documentary landscape.

A Festival of Philippine Documentaries
Sep 19 - Nov 5, 2020


Future / Ganito Tayo Ngayon, Paano Sila Bukas

October 30 -November 5, 2020

Alunsina (2020)

dir. Kiri Dalena

41 MINS. | PG-13 | With Introduction

In Alunsina, Dalena continues to explore both the potentials and limits of engagement within a community that is facing trauma. Working closely with human rights organizations, she finds herself documenting the struggles of children and families in an urban settlement severely affected by the government's war against drugs- an ideology that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug users, and has left hundreds of children whose parents died as victims. Here, she engages with another family whose child has resorted to drawing pictures to cope with such tragedy and again confront the complexities in communicating the violence they've witnessed.

For My Alien Friend (2019)

dir. Jet Leyco

73 MINS. | PG-13 | With Introduction

Dubbed as a documentary of brief encounters, For My Alien Friend is a philosophical musing on the nature of being. Leyco uses footage from the mundane to create an honest depiction of humanity, using an (imaginary) alien friend as a filmic device that serves as the driving force of the narrative.

Beastmode: A Social Experiment (2018)

dir. Manuel Mesina III

90 MINS. | PG-13 | With Introduction

A social media experiment involving the altercation of two Filipino celebrities goes viral and exposes the festering wound of Filipino institutions and society — from media and social media to entertainment, business, and politics.


We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (2019)

dir. John Torres

13 MINS. | PG-13 | With Introduction & Q&A

Repurposing documentary footage taken from the sets of Filipino film productions (including those of Lav Diaz, Erik Matti, Dan Villegas, and Dodo Dayao), the filmmaker gathers these peripheries and turns them into an uncanny narrative about human avatars controlled by apps, with images of police, prisoners, and fascism.

Retrochronological Transfer of Information (1994)

dir. Tad Ermitaño

11 MINS. | G | With Introduction

Inspired by the works of physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and philosopher Enryo Inoue, this 16mm film documents the experiments of a modern-day scientist who attempts to communicate with Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero who was executed by the Spanish in 1896.