BUTTERFLIES HAVE NO MEMORIES by Lav Diaz

Far from the Philippine mainland, once-wealthy islanders go through economic hardship when a goldmine company withdraws from the area. The people’s routine of everyday drinking changes one day when a Canadian woman comes to visit. An allusion to the destructive effects of mining in Marinduque, the film explores the pain Philippine communities goes through in the constant struggle to strike a balance between economic development and environmental degradation.

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DAKILA (nobility) - Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism is a group of artists, students and individuals committed to advocating social consciousness formation through the arts.

Posted on August 2, 2010, in Active Vista. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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