Play ‘Tao Po’ by Mae Paner to Stream Online
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.
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Watch the trailer: