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
March 16-21, 2020
UPFI Cine Adarna


Localities / Kapuluan

March 20, 2020 | 5:00 PM





Himurasak (2017)

Francis Solajes

Himurasak shares stories from communities in Tacloban affected by Typhoon Yolanda, from the collective memory and experiences of the locals themselves.


Pinatubo: Pagbangon Mula sa Abo (2011)

ABS-CBN News, hosted by Noli de Castro

In this special report, ABS-CBN host Noli de Castro looks back twenty years later on the catastrophic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in June 1991, putting together video footage of the days leading up to the tragedy and recollections of survivors years after it. With characteristic accessibility and emotional force, it covers a wide spectrum of discourses ranging from the abuse of nature and displacement of natives to the spirit of community and resilience in one of the darkest times in Philippine history.


Pangarap sa Abo (2020)

Front Row, Ian Simbulan with GMA Network

Ten-year-old Juvy Ann returns to what remains of her school in Volcano Island in Batangas after the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 12, 2020, and sees every bit of it covered in ashes. Later on, she and Hedeliza, her mother, return to what remains of their house and are expectedly devastated.


Gilubong ang Akon Pusod sa Dagat (2011)

Martha Atienza

Gilubong ang Akon Pusod sa Dagat (My Navel is Buried in the Sea) explores the relevance of the sea and its relationship and impact on those who use it as a source of livelihood. Through a three-channel video projection, the work proffers varying scenes and perspectives in simultaneity, briskly balancing alternating rhythms in settings and emotions throughout its duration. In addition to reflecting the Philippines’ historical and geographical relationship with the ocean, it brings the sea into its contemporary reality, as a metaphor of necessity and opportunity, and of community and isolation.


Ang Pagbabalik ng Bituin (2012)

Sherbien Dacalanio

Ang Pagbabalik ng Bituin documents a domestic helper’s Ro-Ro (roll-on, roll-off) trip from Metro Manila to Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte.


Budots: The Craze (2019)

Jay Rosas and Mark Limbaga

"Budots" swept the entire nation by storm. But few people knew that the dance craze originated in Davao City before it went viral on social media. An internet bum and a small group of people in his community started it all.


Panicupan (2016)

Bagane Fiola

Panicupan, a barangay in Pikit, North Cotabato, is one of the "Spaces for Peace," where Moro, Lumad, and Christian settlers have joined hands in upholding their harmonious relationship amid the conflict between the government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.


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