January 17

TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE – By Ang Pagpakalma Sa Unos&Directed by Joanna Vasquez Arong -NOMINEE – Best Short Documentary – 2020 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards

NOMINEE – Best Short Documentary – 2020 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards

WINNER – Grand Jury Prize, Documentary Shorts – 2020 Slamdance Film Festival

WINNER – International Documentary – 15th SHORTS MÉXICO

WINNER – Best Documentary Short – Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2020

Special Mention – Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival

Official Selection – 2020 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

Official Selection – 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Official Selection – 51st Nashville Film Festival

Official Selection – 2020 DOC NYC

Official Selection –  2020 HollyShorts Film Festival

Official Selection – 2020 Hawaii International Film Festival

EUROPEAN PREMIERE – Official Selection – 2020 IDFA

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About TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE  

In a small town, myths are woven to try to understand how the people cope with devastation and trauma in the aftermath of a typhoon. A girl’s voice divulges bits and pieces of her own memory of her grandmother and mother to tie in the experiences she felt visiting this ravaged town.

In Joanna Vasquez Arong’s reflective essay, myths are woven to explore how a small town in the Philippines copes with the devastation and trauma of a natural disaster. Tackling issues of climate change and corruption through a poetic look at memories of a typhoon, Arong creates a deeply moving and compelling short documentary both personal and universal. 

After premiering at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival, where it received the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Shorts (Oscar®-qualifying prize) the film went on to collect a series of awards and prestigious accolades including Best Documentary Short at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2020 and is currently nominated for the Best Short Documentary Award by the International Documentary Association.

By Ang Pagpakalma Sa Unos&Directed by Joanna Vasquez Arong.

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