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Directed by Karl Malakunas

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island but… To save the island paradise, three environmental crusaders confront murder, betrayal and their own demons. Through dynamic documentary storytelling, we follow a charismatic lawyer who leads good men to their deaths, an ex-illegal logger who seeks redemption, and a grandmother politician who defies assassination threats

Director: Karl Malakunas
Writers: Laura Nix, Michael Collins, Karl Malakunas
Producers: Marty Syjuco, Michael Collins, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Karl Malakunas
Executive Producer: Jody Allen, Suparna Bhasin, Jim Butterworth, Daniel J. Chalfen, James Costa, Erika Dilday, Sally Jo Fifer, Beadie Finzi, Alexandra Johnes, Ali Marsh, Laura Nix, Shanida Scotland, Rebecca Teitel, Chris White
Editor: Michael Collins, Eric Daniel Metzgar
Cinematography : Tom Bannigan
Composer: Nainita Desai
Sound: Karl Malakunas, Tom Bannigan

Dates & Times


Directors Guild of America

Sun, May 8
4:30 pm