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A Short Film About the Indio Nacional (Or the Prolonged Sorrow of Flilpinos)

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With his experimental work A Short Film about the Indio Nacional (Or the Prolonged Sorrow of Flilpinos), director Raya Martin creates a tetrapartite homage to the D.W. Griffith-era silent film - with marked influence by the French realists - and weaves a sociopolitical fable about the Filipino struggle for independence during the last decade of the 19th century. After a 23-minute, color opening sequence (done on video with three shots and a fixed camera) that has a man reading an allegorical story about...more

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