Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of the documentary Give Up Tomorrow, and a brief discussion to follow.
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 murder on the provincial island of Cebu. The film exposes a Kafkaesque world populated by flamboyantly crooked public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. It's also an intimate 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.
Part of Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series.
- Orlando Bagwell (Moderator), Director, JustFilms, Ford Foundation
- Michael Collins, Filmmaker
- Sheila Coronel, Director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
- Maddy deLone, Executive Director, Innocence Project, Inc.
- Marty Syjuco, Filmmaker
Who Should Attend
Funders, nonprofit colleagues, and other friends are invited to this reception, film screening, and panel discussion. All are welcome!