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Call Her Ganda - Fighting for Justice After the Murder of a Filipina Transgender Woman
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case; an activist attorney, a transgender journalist, and Jennifer's mother, galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories…
Norte, The End of History - Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. Lav Diaz's…
Midnight Dancers
Banned in its native Philippines, Midnight Dancers tells the story of three brothers who work as exotic dancers and prostitutes in a Manila gay club. Joel has been selling himself for seven years and at 23 is ready to quit.…
Ilo Ilo
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they…
Remittance
An intimate look at the lives of migrant domestic workers in Singapore and captures the hardships that confront them in their struggle to financially get ahead as well as the perseverance of their sacrifice to support their families. Not unlike…
Adela
Adela, a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday alone in the slums of Manila, longing for her family and the stability of years gone by. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nominated for Best Performance by an…
Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings
As a child, Remington mocked all the gay men in his town. But, now, a spell from a none-too-pleased drag queen has come to haunt him, turning this hunky teen into "snaps" of fabulousness overnight. Suddenly, Remington is becoming neater,…
The Maid
Alone for the first time and away from her family in rural Philippines, Rosa Dimaano arrives in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore to work as a maid. Her employers Mr and Mrs Teo runs a Chinese Teochew dialect opera…
Paper Dolls - A Filipino Trans Community in Israel
"Paper Dolls" is a documentary film which explores changing patterns of global immigration and expanding notions of family through the prism of a community of Filipino transvestites who live illegally in Israel. Cast out by their families because of their…
Ma 'Rosa
Ma' Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day,…
Manila
Piolo Pascual portrays two characters in this fractured tale of darkness and light, exposing the seedy underbelly of the city that surrounds him. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival . Nominated for the Free Spirit Award at the Warsaw…
Captive
In this relentless thriller, French star Isabelle Huppert brings passion and courage to her portrayal of a hostage caught in a seemingly hopeless situation. At a beach resort in the Philippines, 20 guests are kidnapped by an Islamic separatist group…
X500
Thousands of kilometers apart, three young migrants undergo mental, emotional, and physical transformations in order to survive the violence of their new worlds. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nominated for Best Film at the Stockholm Film Festival.
Turumba
Set in a tiny Philippine village, the inimitable Kidlat Tahimik's film focuses on a family that makes paper-mache animals to sell during the traditional Turumba festivities. One year, a department store buyer purchases all their stock. When she returns with…
Fable of the Fish - Isda
Middle-aged Lina dreams of having a child and magically gives birth to a fish, testing her marriage to the reluctant father, Miguel. Winner of the Best Actor and Best Editing Award at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Official Selection at…
Dead Slow Ahead - Global Trade, Labor and Capitalism
An enormous shipping freighter drifts endlessly across the Atlantic Ocean; its' crew toiling tirelessly below. At times resembling a dystopian science-fiction film, this is trenchant commentary on global trade, labor and capitalism. Winner of the Tios Award at the Ann…
Transit
TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. Janet (Adlawan), a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her…
Batad
Award-winning BATAD, is a fun, heartwarming and captivating story of a boy obsessed with owning a pair of everyday trekking boots. While his father fights to preserve the endangered rice terraces in the adjoining village, he labors in the city…
The Day Before the End - Ang araw bago ang wakas
In the year 2050, the Philippines brace for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being murdered. A striking short film from Lav Diaz (…
Storm Children - The Devastation of Typhoon Yolanda
With striking black & white photography, this critically-acclaimed observational documentary from Philippine master filmmaker Lav Diaz takes stock of the devastation wrought by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on the Philippine coastal town of Tacloban. The film, which follows three children as…