Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Abramson Family Recital Hall,
Katzen Arts Center
Filmmakers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco
Over a decade ago, Paco was accused of murdering two young immigrant women. He has plead innocent to these accusations throughout his trial and sentencing. Now on death row, he faces lethal injection if the courts do not overturn the ruling.
Considered the "murders of the century" in the Philippines, the international community took interest in this capital punishment case with organizations like Amnesty International and the Spanish government supporting Paco's innocence. Filmmakers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco capture the emotion and drama that unfolds in this award-winning film that raises issues of political power, capital punishment, the media's role in public trials and racial and class divides in the Philippines and around the world. Learn more about the project here.