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PBS Premiere: Oct. 4, 2012Check local listings »


As a tropical storm beats down on an island in the Philippines, two sisters leave work and never make it home. Paco Larrañaga, a 19-year-old student, is sentenced to death for their rape and murder, despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. Give Up Tomorrow exposes shocking corruption within the judicial system of the Philippines in one of the most sensational trials in the country's history. Two grieving mothers, entangled in a case that ends a nation's use of capital punishment but fails to free an innocent man, dedicate more than a decade to executing or saving him. Audience Award winner, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A co-production of ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), and POV's Diverse Voices Project with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in association with the BBC.

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Watch Video for Give Up Tomorrow
Film Update
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Judge Ocampo Found Dead
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Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco
Filmmaker Interview
Paco's Arrest
Classroom Clip
Q&A in the Philippines
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Searching the Farm
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The Verdict
Classroom Clip