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From several immersion trips and in-depth interviews conducted by performance artist-activist Mae Paner and playwright Maynard Manansala emerge four characters, four monologues that each give a human face to the issue of extrajudicial killings (EJK). A photojournalist transformed by the brutality he witnesses while covering the tokhang beat; a Zumba instructor haunted by her husband and son, both victims of summary killings; a cop who lives the double life of law enforcer and lawless hitman; and a young girl lighting candles in the “Tokhang Wall” of a Manila cemetery as she reminisces about acquaintances and loved ones, EJK victims all.

Tao Po ("I am Human"), a film produced and directed by performer-activist Mae Paner aka Juana Change is a masterpiece that delves into the reality of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. In a time of great division and extreme polarization, we often forget the very thing that unites us – our humanity.

Upcoming LIVE Screening & Talkbacks (Registration Required)

SoCal (4/28) * Los Angeles (4/29) * San Francisco (5/2-5/3) * Las Vegas (5/7)

Virtual Screening & Talkbacks:
4/30 (Sun), 6pm CT / 7pm ET / 4pm PT
5/5 (Fri), 8pm CT / 9pm ET / 6pm PT
5/13 (Sat), 6pm CT / 7pm ET / 4pm PT




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July 11, 2023

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