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
Curated by AV Festival 12. Regional Premiere.
£5 / £3.50
Wed 28 March 2012, 7.30pm-10pm
Newcastle NE1 2NP