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    "Give Up Tomorrow" Opens at Tribeca Film Festival, Re-Opens Hope for "Paco"
    By Ryan Songalia



    It's not often that you walk into a movie, and leave adopting a cause.

    "Give Up Tomorrow", which examines Cebu's "Trial of the Century" and the deplorable lack of justice afforded to Paco Larraņaga and his six co-defendants who were on trial for the rape and murder of the Chiong sisters in 1997, does just that.

    The documentary thriller opened to rave reviews at the tenth annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. By the end of Monday's screening at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, not a single spectator remained seated.

    Directed by Michael Collins and produced by Filipino native Marty Syjuco (who is related to Paco through marriage) of Thoughtful Robot Productions, the film gives a voice to the voiceless defendants who were denied due process and their constitutional right to testify in their own trial. The film displays the overwhelming evidence of Paco's innocence in a clear and concise manner, while not avoiding the perspective of those who put him in jail.

    "Paco wasn't allowed to testify, so I felt the film wouldn't be complete without him being heard," said Collins. The filmmakers snuck small cameras into New Bilibid Prison near Manila to tape Paco's interviews while he awaited execution.

    "Give Up Tomorrow" is a tale of political corruption, international diplomacy, media manipulation, family solidarity and the lead defendant's resilient adherence to hope and principle which proves that reality is far more outrageous than fantasy.

    Paco's family, including parents Manuel and Margot Larraņaga, older sister Mimi Larraņaga and several of Paco's friends who had vouched for his alibi on the night of the disappearance were in attendance for the film's premiere and even addressed the audience.

    "Paco hasn't seen the film but he's very excited about the release," said Mimi Larraņaga. "Paco used four of his eight allowed phone calls [from a Spanish prison] to find out how the premiere had gone.

    "He was very excited to hear that Robert DeNiro had signed a hat for him."

    The film took six years to produce, but the fight rages on.

    The film's producers and family continue to petition for the release of Paco and his co-defendants with the help of organizations like the Equal Justice Foundation, through their websites GiveUpTomorrow and My Blog | Justice for Paco, justice for all, as well as social media campaigns.

    "We really shouldn't underestimate the power of spreading the word," said Syjuco, who sported a "Free Paco Now" button.

    "Now that the truth is out, we'd like to get the public's help with bringing justice to these innocent men."

    The Tribeca screening wraps up Friday night at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, but opens at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox 3.


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    I'm very interested to watch this docu...I've read somewhere before nga his case is much similar to Hubert Webb et al..
    Asa kaha ta maka kuha ug copy ani

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    Default Re: Give Up Tomorrow a Paco Larranaga Documentary

    rich people can do anything
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    Default Re: Give Up Tomorrow a Paco Larranaga Documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by GOSPELofROCH View Post
    rich people can do anything
    sakto jd ka bro...

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    Default Re: Give Up Tomorrow a Paco Larranaga Documentary

    congrats on the win, can't wait to dl this movie...

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    Default Re: Give Up Tomorrow a Paco Larranaga Documentary

    basta naay kwarta, in favor sa imong sa hustisya.

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    kung kinsa mn gani makadownload ani nga movie share mu sa link ha...

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    Default Re: Give Up Tomorrow a Paco Larranaga Documentary

    hayyy mora single sided man ni na documentary....

    Directed by Michael Collins and produced by Filipino native Marty Syjuco (who is related to Paco through marriage)

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    Default Re: Give Up Tomorrow a Paco Larranaga Documentary

    naa na nakakita sa docu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOSPELofROCH View Post
    rich people can do anything
    101% Agree!!!!

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