International Competition: On the Pulse of Hope
Sunday, 16 January 2022
Image: Marblehead, Kevin Walker, Jack Auen, 2021
It was long till Spring, yet the frozen water was still flowing. Death laced in solitary, children seeking meaning, a couple drowning in lust and a neighbourhood in drought from routine. In truth, nobody wants water this thin.
Curated by Qila Gill
To Calm the Pig Inside
Joanna Vasquez Arong
Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos (To Calm the Pig Inside) is a contemplative film that ponders the effects a typhoon leaves on a small town. Myths are woven to try to understand how the people cope with the devastation and trauma. A girl divulges bits and pieces of her own memory of her grandmother and mother to tie in the experiences she felt visiting this ravaged town.