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Play ‘Tao Po’ by Mae Paner to Stream Online

Play ‘Tao Po’ by Mae Paner to Stream Online

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Performance artist and activist Mae Paner’s work, Tao Po, is premiering at Cinemalaya and will be available to stream online from September 3 to 5.

Performed and directed by Paner herself, the film is four monologues that give a human face to the issue of extrajudicial killings.

Crafted from several immersion trips and in-depth interviews conducted by Paner and playwright Maynard Manansala, the show features the story of a photojournalist transformed by the brutality he witnesses while covering the tokhang beat. It also shows a Zumba instructor haunted by her husband and son, both victims of summary killings. 

The other two monologues involve 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.

For ticketing information, visit Cinemalaya on Facebook.

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