Alongside the exploitation of the weakest members of society, who represent the overwhelming yet powerless majority in the Philippines, another of the country's most significant social issues is the radical exploitation of the environment by national and international forces. This program is distinguished by powerful expressions of confrontation and dissent within a nation, and features works capable of broadening a perspective limited by Western blinders to incorporate a more global consciousness, while providing material for discussion and food for thought.
Triggerwarning: death, explicit depiction or mention of physical or emotional violence
Pfefferberg Haus 13
Khavn de la Cruz // Philippines // 2018 // 04:00 min
Exploring the historical fictional character Juan Tamad ("Lazy Juan"), the film tells a surreal story set between the end of the Spanish colonial regime and the beginning of the American one that would replace it.
Dean Colin Marcial // Philippines, United States // 2019 // 16:00 min
Young Martin died during the political unrest in the period around the second EDSA revolution and the removal of corrupt president Estrada from office in 2001. Here, he speaks of his life before his passing.