Pamana (Inheritance)

TitlePamana (Inheritance)
DirectorGiselle Joyce Nadine de la Peña
Country Philippines
VDP Selection YearPlural Co-existence-2013
Screen Time18min
SubtitlesEnglish/ Japanese
TagsIndigenous People, Community, Cultural Idenity, Environmental Destruction, Development


This documentary tells the story of an Agta-Dumagat-Remontado community in Quezon Province who face the threat of losing their ancestral land. Various developmental projects by lowlanders have caused socio-political, economic, and environmental consequences, affecting both Agta and lowland communities. The Agta-Dumagat continue to struggle for their rights throughout decades of oppression and marginalization. The documentary sensitively show how through self-determination, the community was able to put up their own school that teaches academics and cultural identity to their youth with the hope of fostering the next generation of cultural defenders who to protect the legacy left by their ancestors.

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