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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

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Water Ghetto

Nash ANGGAHAN

  • Philippines
  • 2011
  • 120min
  • HDV
  • color

Synopsis

Water ghetto is an engaging observational documentary about informal Muslim settlers living on a canal at the back of Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the president of the Philippines. Fitumanan and Minombao both have lived with rigid principles and convictions although they are far from Mindanao, yet the urban reality is far from the expectations of a ‘better life in the capital city’ that they had when they migrated to Manila. Fitu makes a living by collecting plastics on a Styrofoam boat while Minom has been bed ridden for many years. When the government plans to demolish their shanties, they are cornered. What options do they have as they face the loss of their humble home? Minombao gets on a ferry to Mindanao, but Fitumanan decides to remain. The film captures the life of informal Muslim settlers as religious minorities in the Catholic Philippines by quietly observing the course of their struggle against the demolition plan. It is dedicated to their broken hope. Water ghetto delivers the stunning moments that only observational documentary can seize, and it makes us anticipate this young director’s next project. (PARK Sohyun)

Review

Director

  • Nash ANGGAHAN

    Nash Anggahan studied mass communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, honing his craft as a filmmaker. Before graduating, he earned them a national award by directing Pasan, the best student documentary film in the 29th Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2007. He also won the grand prize at the SEADocs International Science Film Festival in Thailand with his iskWater. Water Ghetto (2011) iskWater (2010)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerMichelle Ann RIO
  • Cinematography Nash ANGGAHAN
  • Editor Nash ANGGAHAN
  • Music Miguel LORCA
  • Sound Nash ANGGAHAN

Production Company / Distributor / World Sales

Production Company  OBRA Multimedia Philippines 

Distribution / World Sales  OBRA Multimedia Philippines

E-mail  Email_aniphreak@gmail.com​