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The unpredictable weather is making us lazy. Uulan tapos aaraw, ano ba talaga? And while you’re trying your best to be productive this week, don’t forget to give yourself some break, hunny. Start your August right by watching these interesting and informative documentaries.

1. Give Up Tomorrow

We’re pretty sure you’ve seen all the posts about the Chiong Sisters and Paco Larrañaga. I mean, lahat ata ng netizens yun ang pinaguusapan lately ‘no. That’s why if you’re planning to watch the latest film about Jacqueline and Marijoy Chiong, you should see this documentary first. Unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes, mah friend.

Watch Give Up Tomorrow here.

2. Inside: Hostage Massacre

If you’re going to search for the most unforgettable event in Manila in 2010, Google will probably give you the Rizal Park hostage-taking incident as one of the top answers. This documentary by National Geographic reconstructs the event and how the media can escalate a crisis into catastrophe. Nakakakaba pero worth it panoorin, bes.

3. Call Her Ganda

Remember Jennifer Laude? Yup, the Filipina transwoman and alleged sex worker found dead in a motel room toilet in 2014. Call Her Ganda revolves around the three women invested in the Laude case: activist attorney Virgie Suarez, transgender journalist Meredith Talusan, and Jennifer’s mother Julita. With all the issues involving the LGBTQIA+ community, a documentary like this is all we need.

You can watch Call Her Ganda on August 4 at the CCP Little Theater.

4. Inside Marawi

The Marawi siege is over, but a film about the crisis should still be included in your list. Watch this docu and know how the war started and how our kababayan show the true spirit of bayanihan in the city.

5. Benham Bank

International organization Oceana has joined marine scientists from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the University of the Philippines (UP) in 2016 for an expedition to Benham Rise. Yes, you probably read articles about this, but learning more about the issue might help you understand why we’re fighting for our territories. Sabi nga nila, “Lamang ang may alam.”

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