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Indie filmmakers lead Phillippine cinema resurgence

28 August 2010


Indie filmmakers lead Phillippine cinema resurgence

A new breed of Philippine film makers is using the country’s social ills as inspiration, transforming real-life tales of corruption, violence and abuse into award-winning movies internationally.

With digital technology and the Internet leveling the playing field, Filipino indie directors have become a staple on the world’s film festival circuits, helping ignite a new golden age in the local industry.

For Pepe Diokno, indie films are a vehicle to promote change in a country where corruption is rife and a third of the 92 million population live in crushing poverty.

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