Raya Martin, INDEPENDENCIA, 2009

Raya Martin, INDEPENDENCIA, 2009

Raya Martin, INDEPENDENCIA, 2009

Raya Martin, INDEPENDENCIA, 2009

Fleeing the American invasion of the Philippines in the early 20th Century, a mother and her son retreat into the jungle. Ingeniously staged on fake sets to evoke the lost period of silent films, INDEPENDENCIA mixes melodrama with anti-colonial critique to recreate a pivotal moment in Filipino history. Raya Martin (b. 1984) is one of the most prolific and acclaimed young directors in South East Asia. INDEPENDENCIA, his sixth feature is part of a series recreating lost moments from Filipino history.

A double bill with Butterflies Have No Memories by Lav Diaz.

Dir. Raya Martin, 77mins, 2009, Philippines, France, Germany, Netherlands

Credit
Curated by AV Festival 12. Regional Premiere.

INDEPENDENCIA
Dir. Raya Martin

£5 / £3.50

Wed 28 March 2012, 7.30pm-10pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Stepney Bank
Newcastle NE1 2NP
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