MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The CCP Arthouse Cinema, a program by the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division, celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month this October with free screenings of documentaries that uphold and demand the active inclusion, preservation, and utmost respect for the Indigenous Peoples’ traditions, cultures, and rights.
Featured films are Walai by director Adjani Arumpac and Kambalingan by director Terence Giourdan Gonzalves. The films will be screened for free from October 8, 3pm to October 15, at the CCP Vimeo Channel.
The 60-minute Walai prods on the memories of four Muslim women who once lived in the infamous White House in Cotabato City. The documentary seeks narratives in “places…we tend to feel without history.” It traces the past through the women’s experience of what has happened inside the wrecked home-nostalgia and fear, loss and love, and birth and death.
Kambalingan, meanwhile, is a short visual documentary on Marawi’s beauty before its destruction during the Marawi Siege, told through the recollections of Maranao refugees.
To watch the films, go to vimeo.com/showcase/ccparthousecinema.