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Crying Ladies

These are the crying ladies - three women who decide to accept a part-time job to be the professional mourners for a traditional Chinese funeral for the late George Washington Chua, father of Wilson ...
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New Moon (Bagong Buwan)

In this film about the Filipino Muslim experience in the Southern Philippines, Montano’s performance garnered him a Best Actor nod for a Gawad Urian, the Pinoy equivalent of an Oscar.
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Southern Winds

A remarkable omnibus film produced by the Japan Foundation, Southern Winds features four films from four different countries.
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London Caregiver

Sarah is an English teacher and one of the 150,000 Pinoy Overseas Foreign Workers in the United Kingdom who works as a caregiver to support her husband and to make a better living for their family in...
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Reef Hunters (Muro Ami)

A fisherman's wounded spirit begins to give out as he loses his hold on his livelihood in this drama from the Philippines.

The Politics of Making Movies in Southeast Asia

As part of the Hawaii International Film Festival, the Center is bringing seven new Southeast Asian films to campus and is bringing to Hawaii seven filmmakers for a special discussion of politics and...
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End of Contract (Endo)

Leo is used to the temporary. Typical of many young Filipinos, he supports his family by hopping from one short-term job to the next - in fast food restaurants to supermarkets to department stories.
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Magdalena: The Unholy Saint

This more melodramatic Filipino coming-of-ager concerns the budding sexuality of a young girl in a devoutly Catholic culture.