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3 PH docus in Japan fest

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SCENE from “Ex Press,” described by a Korean critic as “an edgy cocktail of fiction and documentary.” Photo courtesy of Jet B. Leyco

Three Filipino documentaries will compete in the New Asian Currents section of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, set on Oct. 10-17 in Japan: Jet Leyco’s “Ex Press,” Jewel Maranan’s “Tondo, Beloved: To What are the Poor Born?” and Adjani Arumpac’s “War is a Tender Thing.” The section “introduces emerging filmmakers” from the region, and serves “as a meeting place [for] raw, youthful, energetic” artists, says the fest website. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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