27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
original title: Juan Gapang
running time: 5 min.
synopsisA half-naked man, covered in white paint and wearing a black wig, crawls in the streets of Manila. Rather than a human being he reminds us of a centipede or a lizard, or a completely otherworldly being that amuses and disquiets. Roxlee releases his “crawler”, a phantom which embodies the anonymous souls of those who vanished without a trace under the Marcosʼs regime.
biographyA Filipino painter and animator Roxlee (* 1950, civil name Roque Federizon Lee) has been making films since 1983. He is one of the most significant representatives of the Philippine film underground and is considered a pioneer of film animation. He combines classic animation, found footage and live action. Thematically he focuses on the environment and human rights.
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