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Give Up Tomorrow (2011)

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When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country's entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.


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As a tropical storm beats down on the island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home... 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 in July 1997. In a way that is both specific to the country and disquietingly universal, the film exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly crooked public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. GIVE UP TOMORROW is 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. Written by Thoughtful Robot Productions

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In the face of injustice, no one is safe.


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15 June 2012 (Spain)  »

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Bírd ki holnapig!  »

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Corruption like you've not seen before
27 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes the maker of this doc is a family member of one of the accused, and although 7 were convicted, this focuses on just the one family member, who does get special treatment because he's a member of a more wealthy family and a Spanish citizen.

However, even after looking up the case i can't see any major evidence this doc left out, there was pretty much no evidence to convict him, and the corruption was so obvious it's crazy. This isn't a 'Jinx' or 'making a murder', where your left questioning if they done it or not, this is pretty obvious he did't do it, this is about showing how bad the country was at the time of the murder.

There's just so much here thats crazy, paying people to testify, the judge saying there's 'to many' witnesses to him not being near the crime scene, promotions to law enforcement ppl who testified, immunity and 'gifts' to the testifying co-offender, the judge turning up dead after not sentencing them to death, not caring whose body was actually found (so they never actually found either body of the victims), the president being found guilty of corruption, the re-enactment that was broadcast..

It's all crazy, the public demanded blood and the corrupt state done their best to supply it.

A great documentary to watch in the knowledge that however corrupt and wrong you think things are, it's not as bad as this!

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