Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week – Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)

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NAGBUBUNYI ang mga Filipino moviegoers na mahilig manood ng documentaries dahil sa DAANG DOKYU. Hindi man natuloy ang orihinal na plano nila na magpalabas ng mahigit 100 documentary short and feature films ay nagawan nila ng paraan na maging available ito online. Best part? For free na ito!

Yes, kung sabik ka nang manood ng makabuluhang dokyu na may konek sa ating bansa, ito na ang pinakamagandang oportunidad na makapag-immerse sa iba’t ibang paksa. Mula Oktubre 2-8, mga ‘Ecology’ Films ang ipapalabas sa Daang Dokyu.

Ayon sa official website, the “Ang Lahat ng Bagay ay Magkaugnay or ECOLOGY WEEK” puts together documentations of individuals and communities in the face of tragedies and calamities. From visions of colonial and capitalist exploitations to pictures of struggles by indigenous peoples against life-threatening development projects, we map the ecology of extractive practices to debunk dangerous notions of Filipino resiliency.

Narito ang ilan sa mga pelikulang mapapanood ngayong Linggo:

Native Life in the Philippines (1914)

Dean Worcester

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Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Native Life in the Philippines (1914)

Made in collaboration with government photographer Charles Martin, Native Life in the Philippines is a comprehensive ethnographic documentation of Philippine tribes at the end of Dean Worcester’s term as Secretary of the Interior for the insular government in the Philippines. With this archival record, he aimed to secure the United States colonial government support in keeping control of a colony of “primitives,” and to argue against independence.

Glimpses of the Culion Leper Colony and of Culion Life (1929)

Merl La Voy

Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Glimpses of the Culion Leper Colony and of Culion Life (1929)

This is one of the earliest representations of the Philippines in moving images. Stored in the British Film Institute archives, this administrative reconnaissance film exhibits the Culion leper colony in the province of Palawan and is being shown for the first time in the country. PHILIPPINE PREMIERE

Balikbayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux VI (2017)

Kidlat Tahimik

Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux IV

Spanning more than three decades of work that show the profound and playful fluidity of his process, Kidlat Tahimik’s most recent feature bears both sides of his esteemed artistic fixtures: the positioning and exploration of the Filipino in the physical — the circumnavigation of the globe by Enrique, the slave of the colonizer Ferdinand Magellan — and in the spiritual: brewing the memories of homeland into reality, a journey backward being as complex and significant as a journey forward.

Pagbabalik sa Tribo (1999)

dir. Howie Severino, prod. The Probe Team and PCIJ

Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Ang Pagbabalik sa Tribo

Howie Severino, who grew up on the American East Coast, returned to the Philippines and found work as a journalist. As he follows the story of filmmaker Auraeus Solito’s rediscovery of his tribal Palawan roots, Severino likewise interrogates his own notions of seeking identity and community as a Filipino.

Sabangan (1983)

dir. Jose Cuaresma, Frederico Espiritu; B. Libres; R. Gruta; L. Fisher, through IBON Foundation

Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Sabangan

Remontados are one of the ethnic groups who live in the forests of Sierra Madre, the longest mountain range in the Philippines, also known as the backbone of Luzon. Recalling how the Pantabangan Dam had disrupted the lives of kinsmen in the southern part of Sierra Madre, the Remontados in Tanay, Rizal, in the eastern part, stand their ground in opposition to the proposed Kaliwa-Kanan Dam, a project of the Marcoses funded by the World Bank.

Dam Nation (2019)

Grace Simbulan

Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Dam Nation

Dam Nation documents the struggle of the Dumagat of Quezon Province and Tanay, Rizal, against the building of Kaliwa-Kanan-Laiban Dam or the New Centennial Water Source project of the Duterte administration. The dam will flood 300 hectares of forests and communities in the eastern Sierra Madre mountain ranges, destroying their means of living.

Siyanan (2017)

Summer Bastian

Daang Dokyu: Documentaries to Watch on Ecology Week - Part 1 of 2 (October 2-8, 2020)
Daang Dokyu: Siyanan

Siyanan looks into the disappearing traditions among the indigenous peoples of Bontoc, Mountain Province. Told through a manifold narration that weaves the autobiographical with the mythological, Siyanan takes up where the sons of Lumawig, the supreme deity of Bontoc-Igorots, left off in the quest for finding their father/cultural hero.

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