Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Q&A at 9pm will include: Karl Malakunas (director), Bobby Chan (film participant), Karl Magsanoc-Alikpala (producer), Michael Collins (producer) and Carlos Conde (HRW Senior Researcher Asia Division).
General Admission tickets for this screening are Buy One Get One Free, to order your two-for-one tickets for this screening just select 1 General Admission ticket.
Palawan in the Philippines appears to be an idyllic tropical island, with its powder-white beaches and lush forests making it one of Asia’s most visited tourist destinations. But for a small network of environmental crusaders, it is more akin to a battlefield. Bobby, Tata and Nieves – a charismatic lawyer, an ex-illegal logger and a fearless politician – are three magnetic leaders fighting to stop corporations and governments seeking to plunder increasingly valuable natural resources. Often from Indigenous communities, environmental defenders in the Philippines are killed with impunity and the killers are rarely caught. The battles these climate activists fight are shared by allies worldwide – but the abusive government of President Rodrigo Duterte adds urgency to this deepening human rights crisis.
Photo © Karl Malakunas
Screening as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2022
All cinemas are wheelchair accessible.Fully subtitled in English. Closed Captions and Audio Description available in English in-person and online. Assistive listening devices available for all screenings. Please visit individual venue websites or contact individual box offices for details and note that equipment is subject to availability. Post-screening discussions will offer CART (live transcription).
- Language In English and Filipino with English subtitles
- Running Time 98 minutes
- Distributor Human Rights Watch FF
- Director Karl Malakunas
- Producer Marty Syjuco, Michael Collins, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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