Alliance Française de Manille, Nicanor Garcia, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
"Viewing Mindanao" sets sights on the Southern Philippines during Fringe Manila 2019. Filmmakers Rhadem Camlian Morados, Jean Claire Dy, and Manuel Domes are screening three of their recent documentary and narrative short films at Alliance Francaise auditorium on February 23, 8pm.
Together, the films tackle questions of identity, history, and conflict in Mindanao:
House in Pieces (teaser for documentary film):
When they escaped the bombs falling on Marawi, Philippines, evacuees pieced together a toy heritage house to imagine rebuilding their homes and lives. After the war, they face the twin challenges of rebuilding against government and corporate interests, and dealing with the legacy of extremism that grew in their midst.
Directed by Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes.
Paglubad (narrative short film):
Ligaya unwittingly unravels a wartime secret when filming her Ilonggo uncle’s past life in Mindanao, Philippines during the tumultuous 1970s. Could this be why her family resists her marrying a Mindanaoan Muslim?
Directed by Jean Claire Dy.
Lupa Sug (documentary short film):
Lupag Sug translates to ‘land of the brave’ in Tausug, a language used by a major ethnic Muslim group hailing from Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines. This half hour documentary narrates first-hand accounts of struggle for safe space and acceptance from a group of LGBTIQ Muslims in the region.
Directed by Rhadem Camlian Morados.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.