On a stormy night in July 1997, two sisters disappear without a trace... Simultaneously a murder-mystery and an exposé of endemic corruption in the Philippines today, Give Up Tomorrow looks intimately at the case of Paco Larrañaga, a student accused of killing two sisters on the provincial island of Cebu.
The film exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly crooked public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. It's also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry, sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man.
Give Up Tomorrow is an award winning feature documentary film that premiered in competition at Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2011.
Directed by Michael Collins
Produced by Marty Syjuco