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Slingshot

poverty election manila philippines slum dweller

Slingshot

Release Date: May 16, 2007

Year    :   2007
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Centerstage Productions
Director    :   Brillante Mendoza
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Ralston Jover
RunTime    :   86 mins.

A tribute to the real potential of digital cinema, Slingshot is a slum epic on steroids. It weaves stories left and right into a shocking tableau about life for the lowest of the low in the Philippines poorest and most crime-ridden districts. National elections are coming up so in the usual attempt to appear “tough-on-crime”, The Big Boys have been sent into crack down on the the local squatters, thieves and miscreants who litter the film like broken bottle. And since no sweep is ever a clean sweep, the cops brutal shock-force tactics quickly ripple outwards with jagged repurcussions.




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