‘Give Up Tomorrow’ nominated in Emmys

'Give Up Tomorrow' premiered in the Philippines in July 2012 as part of the Cinemalaya independent film festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

SEARCH FOR JUSTICE AND ANSWERS. 'Give Up Tomorrow' was shot in a span of 7 years. Screen shot from a video by Katherine Visconti/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – “Give Up Tomorrow,” the Marty Syjuco-produced documentary on the rape-slay of Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong and the men who went to jail for the crime, has been nominated in the News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

READ: Film seeks justice for Paco Larrañaga

“Give Up Tomorrow” premiered in the Philippines in July 2012  as part of the Cinemalaya independent film festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This was followed by special screenings in various cinemas, following rave reviews.

The documentary directed by Michael Collins centers on Paco Larrañaga, the primary suspect in the rape-slay. Its message: Larrañaga, in prison for 16 years this 2013, was wrongfully convicted. “Give Up Tomorrow” is taken from a quote from Larrañaga in the film.

READ: Wrongly convicted

Watch Marty Syjuco talk about the film in this Rappler interview for the show “Breaking Glass”:

READ: Aquino is last chance to free Paco, says filmmaker

According to www.emmyonline.tv, the News and Documentary Awards will be presented on October 1, Tuesday, at Time Warner Center, New York. – Rappler.com

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