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AN AWARD-winning film about abolition of the death penalty in the Philippines is having its UK premiere at Sheffield’s Docfest.

Give Up Tomorrow, which was honoured at the Tribeca Film Festival, in New York, will be shown at the Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, at 1.20pm on Saturday.

The film tells the story of Paco Larrañaga, a man in the Philippines who faced the death penalty for kidnap, rape and murder in 1997 despite 40 eyewitnesses and photos placing him hundreds of miles away.

Larrañaga’s death sentence was eventually commuted but he remains in prison.

The screening, backed by Amnesty International Sheffield, also includes a second film, Guerillera and a question and answer session with film-makers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco.