About The Characters

Film-Related Websites

Give Up Tomorrow
The film's official website includes video in Spanish, the filmmakers' blog, an update on Paco and information on the Free Paco Now campaign.

Free Paco Now
Advocates for Paco's release have gathered documents related to the case. Available in English and Spanish.

Fair Trials International
This organization assists individuals accused of crimes who are being held in foreign prisons and it helped to bring Paco's case before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. The group investigates, litigates and educates, providing legal support to prisoners unable to pay for it themselves. This page provides information regarding the Larrañaga case.

Human Rights and the Death Penalty

Amnesty International
For the current status of human rights in the Philippines, access this report from Amnesty International. Also of interest is the group's information on abolishing the death penalty and its petition in support of Paco.

Change.org is an online hub for social change that hosts online communities for 20 major causes, including prison reform. With a team of hundreds of writers and nonprofit partners, it serves as a central platform for promoting movements for social change on the Web. The section on criminal justice provides information about broken prison systems around the globe and how governments are working to address the issue.

Human Rights Watch
This link brings up current headlines related to human rights in the Philippines on the group's website. Search for the term "death penalty" to see stories about current death penalty cases across the globe.

Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Law students handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and staff.

This site, which focuses on the United States, provides an overview of the policy debate regarding the death penalty, as well as information about the history of the death penalty and its implementation. There are also links to Amnesty International's global reports on which nations still carry out death sentences.

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
On Larrañaga's behalf, this office pressured the Philippine government. The office's website provides country-by-country reports, as well as general information on human rights.