Give Up Tomorrow - Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -
4:30pm to 10:30pm EST
The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, NYC
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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.

Give Up Tomorrow Trailer

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!

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