|Caring for the Cradle: Mangyans and Maternal Health
|Jewel Ranier Ocampo
|VDP Selection Year
|Mindoro, Indigenous People, Medical Care, Maternal Health, Rights
This documentary looks at how an indigenous group called the “Mangyan” (Alagan), in Mindoro Oriental, an island 6 hours away from Manila. It documents how their traditional birth methods are threatening them and why it’s not so easy for them to get modern medical assistance. The documentary also shows how a simple idea can help the Mangyan reduce their maternal mortality rate.
White EgretWhite Egret focuses on the Orang Seletar, an indigenous people who lead a life afloat in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Focusing on Ain and Nasir, a couple, the documentary draws out how their move from the sea to a coastal village has affected their lifestyles and livelihoods. The couple describe both the resilience their community has shown, as well as the uncertain future they face, in a period of rapid social transformation.
- Loh Yoke Ling
TimbreEver since the Duterte administration rose to power, nightly killings have terrorized the Philippines in an all-out government endorsed war on drugs campaign. This documentary follows the plight of a family who recently lost a loved one in this war, offering a stark personal perspective on the current political crisis in the Philippines.
- Edrea Camille L. Samonte and Nicole Pamela M. Bareo
Don’t know much about ABCThis documentary offers an intimate portrayal of a relationship between a father and his son, and the challenges of homeless life on the streets of Phnom Penh. Drawing out the importance of education in opening opportunities to improve one’s lot in life, it traces the everyday challenges that Ron Dara faces raising his son.
- Norm Phanith and Sok Chanrado