Politics Short Films
Ever since the pandemic changed the way we work, the world have started discussing what the future of work looks like. With companies and countries now starting to experiment and implement benefits/flexibility like hybrid working and a 4 day work week, what would work culture look like in the future? We also unpack unconventional policies like unlimited leave and how that works for Singaporeans and how to deal with unsavoury situations at work.
Elections are still held in a village when the pandemic virus hit. Sunarta is a Village Head who will run again using other means of campaigning other than banners. At the same time, mass back pain also occurs in the village, making Bahar a mosque guard feel restless because the mosque is always quiet. Unused mosque cars also participated in the Sunarta campaign at the Village Health Center.
Chaotic Of The Oskab
A business competition between two meatball traders Nur and Wati that has been going on for a long time. One day a misunderstanding occurred to make their cold war heated up. Both insisted on accusing each other that someone was using pesugihan. Not far from their place, there was a new trader who took advantage of that moment to sell new meatballs.
A Hidden Thing In The Sky
When we are talking about Gresik, they have their own characteristics and attractiveness for a working area. But, in this city with so many industrial lights, we often have a question. Where did the stars in the sky go? A boy named Budi (10th years old) is having a difficulties to draw a stars in his house. He try to imagine the shape of a star with his friend, Kejora (10th years old). Many of their imagination of stars have been drawed by them, even a rubber strap that have been made to resemble it. With the feeling of curiosity to know the shape of a star, they go out from the house to searching for it using a bicycle. So many of tall trees and buildings in the way makes Budi and Kejora to find another area which have a wider area so they can sightseeing the sky. In their journey, Budi and Kejora find another things that resemble a star, such as airplane lights and mosque lamp which make them to be more curious with the shape of a star.
The Monster Among Us
During the Marcos Dictatorship in Negros Island, Philippines of 1985, the Magbuelas family and the Dumaan farmers face a brutal threat from the mythical creature called the Amomonggo. It is said to be the culprit behind the series of killings. One day, a corpse was again found having sustained brutal mauling. The community is forced into submission and solitude for their safety while in a non-violent struggle to protect their rights.
The Right to Life
Synopsis This documentary tells the story of the current situation of the indigenous peoples from Talaingod and Kapalong, Davao del Norte, who have been evacuated and relocated to UCCP Haran in Davao City, in the midst of the unfolding global pandemic. It follows the tale of two mothers, an elderly one trying to preserve their culture, and a younger homemaker. They recount their best efforts to battle the pandemic within their small community of evacuees. There is a tribal medical volunteer that tends to their needs. And there is a Datu and a Babaylan within their community who illustrates how they live and follow health protocols, while practicing the ancient herbal healing practices of their tribe as well. All this is seen from the point of view of Arbi Barbarona, a cultural worker and filmmaker from the Davao Region who once made a documentary about the evacuees of Haran from the years 2014 to 2016. This is the follow-up to that story, showing how the evacuees are doing now.
Someone opens a box and takes two cans of sardines from it. The cans are placed on a table and then transferred to a foodpack already filled with a kilo of rice and some noodles. The canned sardines remain visible through the thin plastic pouch. A campaign sticker is placed on the pack and then, it is stacked on top of the rest. This happens inside a Barangay Hall. The foodpacks are picked up and delivered to a checkpoint, where a weary crowd is already waiting. The first pack is almost given to an old woman when KAP, 50 y.o., arrives and interrupts the distribution. The food items are then transferred to a car trunk and driven to a warehouse. While the car is leaving, it could be seen from a distance that the people have become unruly and some Tanods have started hitting some guys violating the social distancing protocol. At the warehouse, the driver orders the caretaker, RED, 18 years old, to transfer the packs inside the building where a huge pile of food items are already hoarded. After a few moments of pondering, Red secures some foodpacks and puts them inside a bag. Red meets up with Brey, 18 y.o., leader of a group of teenagers in an abandoned building. They remove the food items from the plastic bag with campaign stickers, throw away the stickered bags into the trash and pool the food items for repacking. Eventually, the Barangay Captain’s henchmen discovers their hideout. An argument ensues between the Barangay Captain and Brey. The former loses his temper and orders a summary execution. One of his men, gets a gun. A flash of light, a gunshot and a blood splatter lands on Brey’s face. A few can of sardines scatters off the ground. As The henchmen leave the scene, one of them gets a sachet of shabu and throws it beside an open can of sardines. It’s red sauce oozing thick like blood.
See You, George!
While the Philippines is now slowly recovering from the global health crisis, a group of hospital workers commemorates the life of a “fallen” colleague through a virtual necrological service. The solemn gathering suddenly turns into a recollection of dark and haunting memories.