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With Raya Martin in person

Dir. Raya Martin. 2009, 77 mins. 35mm. In Tagalog with English subtitles. With Tetchie Agbayani, Sid Lucero. During the early-20th-century American invasion of the Philippines, a mother and son flee to the woods, to stay. A visual pastiche of early American cinema (and its colonized imitators), using a simple set with hand-painted backdrops and sound-stage bombastics, Independencia mocks Hollywood’s exotic fantasies as it tells its tale in a style that resembles indigenous and oral storytelling traditions. The result is a reflexive allegory of imperial and cultural resistance.

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Track Projections

2007, 6 mins. Digital projection.

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