Hiratsuka — film in progress

Yet untitled, this film is about Filipino family and community life in Japan. ProjectDox Productions, a documentary by Dada Docot Acknowledgements: Manoy Gerald, Ate Mia, Mylene and Manami Hiratsuka Filipino Community Deyan Denchev

Sunday (e)Scapes

Sunday (E)scapes (to be released in 2010, approximately 30 min.), appropriates Appadurai's (1990) concept of ethnoscapes, particularly the domestic workers in Hong Kong. The film shows images from several Sundays in Hong Kong when female Filipino domestic workers are temporarily able to transform the urbanity of Hong Kong's business district into their own private spaces … Continue reading Sunday (e)Scapes

Performing Naturalness

Statement: Living for about four years in Japan, one Filipina has grown quite tired of the "random" questioning of the immigration police who inquire about her visa status. One day, she gets off at Shinagawa train station (the stop closest to the city's busiest immigration office) to conduct a small social experiment. This one-time performance/experiment … Continue reading Performing Naturalness

Sablay

Binubusog tayo sa teorya sa loob ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. at habang nag-aaral pa, marami sa atin ang nangangarap basagin ang ordinaryo dahil tayo ay hinuhubog na maging mahusay, ideyalistiko at makabayan. Pero saan na tayo tutuloy pagkaiwan ng ating mga sablay? Saan na patungo ang biyahe mula sa tinaguriang "red carpet" ng edukasyon? In … Continue reading Sablay