'68 and beyond - Phillippines & Cuba
K. Tahimik, Phillippines, 1978, DVD, 91mins, Tagalog w/ English subtitles
Wed 3 October // 20:00 / Cinema
Produced and directed by Kidlat Tahimik, this brilliant semi-autobiographical fable tells the story of a young Filipino born in 1942 (during the Occupation), his awakening to, and reaction against, American cultural colonialism. In his small village, Kidlat dreams of Cape Canaveral and listens to the Voice of America; he’s even the president of his village’s Werner Von Braun fan club. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival International Critics Award and a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival.