June 30, 2022

In this edition, we highlight a film about indigenous women activists from the Philippines and an intimate story on gender expression and identity. We also kick off our new series Cinemata Features with an interview with film curator and archiving advocate Rose Roque.

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Cinemata Features: Rose Roque

EngageMedia introduces ‘Cinemata Features’, a series that highlights film practitioners in the Asia-Pacific who create and disseminate social and environmental issue films in the region.

In the first post from the series, film curator Rose Roque talks about the importance of audio-visual archives in keeping Philippine history and memory alive.

Watch highlights of the interview here.

Producer: EngageMedia



For the LGBTQIA+ community, to come out means to be honest with one's sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. But how does one overcome the fear of revealing intimate truths, especially to a loved one?

In Self-Portrait, the filmmaker narrates his memories with his beloved father as he reflects on his struggle to open up about his identity.

Watch more films on LGBTQIA+ voices here.

Director: Adrian Maquilan


‘Daughters of Cordillera’

Daughters of Cordillera is the story of Piya Macliing Malayao, a young Filipino activist who visits her hometown in Bontoc, Mountain Province, to reconnect with her indigenous roots. Upon her return home, she discovers how her mother and grandmother prepared her for another lifetime of struggle.

Producer: PinoyMedia Center

Director: Ilang-Ilang Quijano



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