Filipino film wins in Taiwan docu film fest
Filipino filmmaker Perry Dizon’s latest work, “Of Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals and Sashimi,” won special jury prize at the 10th Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival last May 12.
The film centers on a Subanen boy who works in a rubber plantation in Zamboanga.
It shows how a young man, “at a tender age, was exposed to the hardships of being the son of a seasonal worker.”
The docu sheds light on the struggles of contractual farm workers and fisherfolk in a “free-flowing yet melancholic” manner, said the fest’s website.
Also an actor, Dizon has appeared in several of Lav Diaz’s films, including “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon,” “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” and “Siglo ng Pagluluwal.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
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