• LAAPFF 2020: “Basurero”

    “Basurero” or garbage-collector/trash man is the first film of writer/director Eileen Cabiling and is currently making waves at the festival circuit such as the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.  It is about a fisherman in the Philippines who is paid to dump bodies in the ocean.  Those bodies were of people suspected of either […]

  • “A Thousand Cuts” Explores Press Freedom and Democracy

    I had a wonderful time meeting Ramona S. Diaz, at least virtually.  The award-winning director is back with a vengeance with her stirring look at press freedom as embodied by Rappler’s Maria Ressa in “A Thousand Cuts,” one of my my favorite films and perhaps the most important film you’ll see this year.  I spoke […]

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