THE MORTICIAN OF MANILADirected by Leah Borromeo
This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
Orly manages and lives at a 24-hr funeral parlour in Manila. His relationships with the people he meets colour the empathy and contempt he holds for drug war victims who, like him, struggle to survive. With intimate access, this film gives us a deeper understanding of Duterte’s presidency and war-on-drugs.
Director, Producer: Leah Borromeo
Director of Photography: Joshua Reyles
Location Producer: Rica Concepcion
Producer: Laura Shacham
Production Assistant: Francis Martin Mutuc
Editor: James Scott
Composer: Jamie Perera
Executive Producer For Al Jazeera Witness: Fiona Lawson-Baker
Commissioning Editor For Al Jazeera Witness: Emile Guertin
Executive Producer For Disobedient Films: Katharine Round
From an epic tale set in a world of demons and ghosts, to a married couple’s racy date night, to a dangerous game of Russian Roulette, this program is a medley of films from a darker realm. — Eseel Borlasa