As a tropical storm beats down on the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home... GIVE UP TOMORROW exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly corrupt public officials, drug dealers, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. It is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man, Paco Larrañaga.
Give Up Tomorrow is a feature documentary film that premiered in competition at Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2011.
Directed by Michael Collins Produced by Marty Syjuco
GIVE UP TOMORROW has played in over 60 festivals in more than 30 countries, winning 15 Major Awards including 7 Audience Awards, 4 Human Rights Awards, and the Activism Award at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival.
WORLD PREMIERE - TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2011
WINNER! HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD @ TRIBECA BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE @ TRIBECA AUDIENCE AWARD @ SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST ACTIVISM JURY AWARD @ TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD @ ANTENNA SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD @ VALENCIA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL BEST DOCUMENTARY @ ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD @ DOCS BARCELONA FILM FESTIVAL EDITING AWARD @ SALEM FILM FEST AUDIENCE AWARD @ MOVIES THAT MATTER FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD @ SAN SEBASTIAN HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD @ LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD @ LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FESTIVAL ADVOCACY JURY AWARD @ ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD @ GALWAY FILM FLEADH SPECIAL JURY AWARD @ DMZ DOCS KOREA
Nominated for Best Newcomer Documentary by the Grierson British Awards Nominated for the Audience Choice Prize by the Cinema Eye Honors Awards Nominated for Amnesty International's 2012 Media Awards for Documentary Audience Favorite #2 at Hot Docs, Toronto Audience Favorite #2 at Traverse City Film Festival Audience Favorite #4 at One World, Prague Audience Favorite #8 at IDFA, Amsterdam