27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Let This Film Serve as a Manifesto For a New Cinema
director: Nick Deocampo
original title: Let This Film Serve as a Manifesto For a New Cinema
running time: 26 min.
synopsisA frenetic collage of scenes with a commentary provided by the pioneer of the independent film, Nick Deocampo, serves as a film manifesto for New Cinema – the movement lead by young filmmakers who lived under the dictatorship for 20 years and who rebelled against the propagandist cinema. The committed film speaks about the social change, the new film and the new world.
biographyNick Deocampo (* 1959) is a filmmaker, historian and teacher. In the 1980s he opened up a taboo topic of homosexuality and became a pioneer of the Philippine queer cinema. For more than 30 years he has been making documentaries about sexual minorities, military dictatorship, history and environment. Currently he holds a position of an Associate Professor at the U.P. Film Institute College of Mass Communication in the Philippines.
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