Quing Lalam Ning Aldo: On Food and Coming Home

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Quing Lalam Ning Aldo is a story of a transgender parent who anticipates the arrival of her son from overseas. While she prepares the entire home, she reminisces the good old days they spent in the kitchen.

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The Slums: On Meta and Exploitation

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The Slums is a mockumentary short film that laughs at how the media have the tendency to exploit stories about the poor. It follows a film crew whose goal is to document a recent fire that happened in an urban slum area, but they end up revealing their problematic ways of getting the story.

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Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss: On Comedy and Workers’ Rights

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Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss tells the tale of a sales lady named Vangie whose ultimate goal is to be regularized. Despite her efforts, it seemed impossible to attain her goal. She then discovers a secret that will surely make her dream come true. 

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Fatigued: On Nightmares and Simulations

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Fatigued offers a glimpse of a bleak and horrifying dream. It brings the viewers in what looks like a simulation game where they have to interact with what is happening on the screen. 

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Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos: On Grief and Trauma

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Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos tells a personal story of grief and trauma and how to process them. It is about the director’s hometown of Tacloban and the 2013 Super Typhoon Yolanda that killed thousands. While the film takes on the perspective of the director, the tale told in the film is that of public trauma. It details the grief, frustration, and anger of a community that was neglected by the people supposed to serve them. 

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