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Watch ‘John Denver Trending’ for free

Follow the story of a mother-and-son’s heartbreaking fight against discrimination and bullying, Cinemalaya 2019’s Best Film John Denver Trending will be available on iWant for free.

John Denver Trending is direk Arden Rod Condez’s directorial debut. It follows the life of a 14-year-old farm boy John (Jansen Magpusao), who is wrongly accused of stealing an iPad. As he defends himself, he gets into a brawl with a classmate, and his whole life is changed when a video of the incident spreads online. With no one but his strong-willed mother Marites (Meryll Soriano) on his side, John, now a victim of cyber-bullying, must go up against fake news, corrupt law enforcement, and incompetent local politicians to prove his innocence.

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With its unconventional story and talented cast, this film bagged several awards at the Cinemalaya Film Festival. Jansen, won the Cinemalaya 2019 Best Actor award, while the film was given the NETPAC Jury Prize, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score. It is also the first film that used Kiniray-a, the native language of Antiqueños, and was shot in Pandan, Antique, the director’s hometown.

John Denver Trending also bagged major awards at the Vesoul International Film Festival in France including Special Jury Prize, Audience’s Choice Award, and Critics’ Choice Award, as well as several recognitions from various other international film festivals.

John Denver Trending is now in competition at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

The film will be available on iWant on April 25.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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