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A Short Film About the Indio Nacional


Dir. Raya Martin. 2005, 97 mins. 35mm. In Filipino/Tagalog with English subtitles.With the Barasoain Kalinangan Theater Group. The first film in a trilogy about imperialism in the Philippines that includes Independencia, A Short Film About the Indio Nacional is a collection of silent actualities revolving around an indio, or common man, set during the escalation of the 1890s revolution against Spain. “Shot in stately black-and-white long takes, Martin’s work recalls the films of Béla Tarr and Martin’s countryman Lav Diaz, but with an eye for composition and detail all his own.” —Filmmaker Magazine.

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