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
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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