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'Independencia' (2009) | Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Filipino

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78 Flushcombe Rd

Blacktown, NSW 2148

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Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Filipino
Films from the Second Golden Age
and the New Independence

As part of Blacktown Arts Centre's Balik Bayan program, Robert Nery and Gabrielle Finnane will curate a weekly film program that charts excellence in Filipino cinema including iconic films.

All film screenings in this program will include English subtitles.


Independencia, 18+

(2009, dir. Raya Martin)

In part a fable of life under colonial occupation, the film follows the flight of a mother and son from their village into the mountain forests in the period immediately after the American invasion of the Philippines at the turn of the century.




Acknowledgements

Manila in the Claws of Light was restored in 2013 by the World Cinema Foundation and the Film Development Council of the Philippines at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with LVN, Cinema Artists Philippines and Mike de Leon. Thanks to the ABS-CBN Restoration team – Leo Katigbak, Pia de Leon and Jane C. Tenorio – for Himala and Three Years without God. We also thank Chew Tee Pao and the Asian Film Archive in Singapore, which has Batch ’81 and A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino in its care.

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