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The Mortician of Manila

Leah Borromeo | 2019 | Qatar/UK/Philippines | 25

Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016, nearly 30,000 people have been killed by vigilantes and police in a campaign to “neutralise” the country’s alleged widespread crystal meth addiction. Duterte has promised to fill the country’s morgues. Orly Fernandez manages and lives at ‘Eusebio’s’ – a 24-hr funeral parlour in Manila.

London Premiere

Jury Award – Best Documentary Short Film: Austin Film Festival
Best Cinematography of a Documentary Short Film: Asian Cinematography AwardsBest Documentary Short: Indie Short Fest
Best Short Documentary: Sydney Short Film AwardsBest Documentary Short: Ibizacinefest

Production Company: Disobedient Films
Producer: Leah Borromeo
Cinematographer: Joshua Reyles
Music: Jamie Perera / Audio Network

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