Dokyu Power: Cinema Centenario screens eye-opening films & docus

Dokyu Power: Cinema Centenario screens eye-opening docus

Cinema continues to speak truth to power in this Filipino documentary festival.

Cinema Centenario has unveiled Dokyu Power, a film festival that will screen thought-provoking and eye-opening documentaries. Available to screen for free on MOOV, Cinema Centenario’s streaming service, the films highlight the importance of coming together and speaking truth to power.

Dokyu Power debuts with the banner message: “Kwento natin ‘to.” (This is our story.)

Dokyu Power: Cinema Centenario screens eye-opening films & docus
Festival poster, Dokyu Power.

The festival kicks off with a couple of screenings. One for Lauren Greenfield’s The Kingmaker, a docu that sheds light on former first lady, Imelda Marcos, and her dealings at the height of her late husband and dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. And the other for Augie Rivera’s Isang Harding Papel, A Martial Law Musical as filmed by director, Nor Domingo.

A panel commemorating the 36th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution asks the hard question: “May power pa ba ang people?” (Do people still have power?). It’s moderated by journalist Ces Drilon and joined with Drosi Nuval, Andy Bautista, John Nery, and Nick Deocampo.

Here’s the full list of films that can be screened via MOOV.

  • The Silence of Others (dir. Almudena Carracedo, Robert Baharm)
  • Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
  • Writing with Fire (dir. Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Gosh)
  • Augie Rivera’s Isang Harding Papel, A Martial Law Musical (dir. Nor Domingo)
  • People Power (dir. Ilan Ziv)
  • Manila Lockdown: One of the Longest COVID Lockdowns in the World (dir. Ditsi Carolino)
  • The Kingmaker (dir. Lauren Greenfield)
  • Tao Po (dir. Mae Paner)
  • Aswang (dir. Alyx Arumpac)
  • The Cleaners (dir. Moritz Rieseweick, Hans Block)

Watch the festival trailer below. Dokyu Power happens from February 25, 2022 to April 9, 2022.

Armando Dela Cruz

Editor-at-large and co-pilot of this crazy project. A self-proclaimed scream queer out of the '90s, I like writing about horror and cinema. Apart from Unreel, I write for Rappler, Screen Anarchy, and other places.

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