This program includes 11 themes, and 46 films from the 1980 onwards, juxtaposing classics and more recent films, emphasising filmmakers' distinctive personal touches in a wide range of forms, and presenting multiple aspects of a nation that rejects over-simplification. Through exploration in history, geography, culture, folklore, religion, and race spanning time and space, a bursting uproar named 'Philippines' arises among these collective oeuvres.
Time: 6 May (Fri) - 15 May (Sun)
Venues: SPOT Huashan, Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Qsquare, R102 Coworking Space, Taiwan contemporary Culture Lab, Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute
Moderator: Merv Espina (Co-curator of Focus Programme)
Speakers: Jewel Maranan (Director of Tondo, Beloved and Festival Director of Daang Dokyu), Shireen Seno (Director of To Pick a Flower), Gutierrez Mangansakan II (Filmmaker and Director of the Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival)
(2.) Collective Action, Individual Decisions: Political Documentaries and Activist Media Collectives in the Philippines