April 2, 2022 7pm - April,30, 2022, 7pm ONLY

The Visions/Panawin Film Series aims to introduce the New York University and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center community to the ardent, prolific culture of the Philippines as expressed in key works from the rich and audacious canon of Philippine cinema. For Spring 2022, Panawin presents two internationally award-winning films in April.

The first, Aswang, is a documentary captured in the gritty streets of a Metro Manila ravaged by the devastating anti-drug war that marked the beginning of the Duterte administration.

The other film couldn’t be further away in milieu from Aswang. The Road to Kalimugtong/Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong is a feature film set in a remote mountain region where two children traverse mountain, ravine, and river daily to get to school.

However dissimilar, both films examine aspects of a country struggling with the wages of poverty and corruption. Through cinematic art, Aswang and Kalimugtong pry out victories of witnessing and remembering, awareness and resilience, poetry and compassion.

For further information about each film including Curator’s Commentaries and other supplementary materials, click on the title of the film on the menu to the right or on the schedule below.

Each film will have a two-week, video-on-demand-availability window and can be viewed on the Eventive streaming platform on Visions/Panawin‘s Eventive site at

This virtual presentation is exclusively available to NYU and KJCC constituents courtesy of Sulo: The Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU. It is geoblocked to the NYC Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).


Aswang (2019, 1h 25m)
Directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Availability window: 7pm, April 2 – 7pm, April 16, 2022

The Road to Kalimugtong/Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong (2005, 1hr 29m)
Written and Directed by Mes de Guzman
Availability window: 7pm, April 16 – 7pm, April 30, 2022

How to Watch
Please visit Visions/Panawin’s Eventive site and select the film that you would like to watch. Once you arrive on the film’s Eventive page, click either “Pre-order” or “Buy” (don’t worry, you will be able to screen each film free of charge) and you will be prompted to enter an unlock code, which is (case sensitive):


If this is your first time using Eventive, you will be asked to register and create an account before you can proceed further. Once you are registered and the “purchase” for the film is complete, you will receive an email confirmation with a direct link to watch the film.

Please note that once you start a film, you will have a 48-hour window within which to watch it in its entirety.

This content can only be viewed in authorized regions: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut.

Visions/Panawin is organized by Sulo: the Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU in collaboration with NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.