'Conchita': an intimate portrait of the former Ombudsman

Cited in the Ramon Magsaysay Award as “fearless and indefatigable," former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was one of the few dissenting voices in the government that condemned the Philippine Drug War

Conchita peels off the many layers of the famed woman of steel to reveal the innermost humanity of a public servant staying true to her mandate.

(READ: "Govern yourself first before governing" - Carpio Morales' University of the Philippines College of Law 2020 commencement speech.)

This documentary was directed by Adjani Arumpac, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute and curator for DaangDokyu.

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