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Photo of Joel Lamangan

Joel Lamangan

“We are citizens first of a particular country and with a specific time before we are artists. As such, we are an integral part of the community that we live in. We do not live on a pedestal. There is as much truth in the saying, ‘no man is an island.’ Such that an artist’s work must be a reflection of the truth of his own time and place.”

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    THE HALT

    Lav Diaz Philippines, 2019

    Ulitizing and subverting melodramatic conventions, Lav Diaz’s 5-hour dystopia feels strangely prophetic and contemporary in its commentary on authoritarian regimes and cavalier approaches to public health. The absurdism is striking, infecting both bumbling government officials and sly opportunists.

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