In the Claws of a Century Wanting

(Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang)

ASIAN FEATURE


Director: Jewel Maranan

Duration: 120 minutes

Production: 2017

Country: Philippines

Category: Documentary

SCREENING


WORLD PREMIERE

WED, 28 NOV 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 13:00

SYNOPSIS


Four families live in the seams of Manila’s busiest international port. They are migrants from the Philippine countryside who have ended up among the bottom quarter of Manila’s population. In the hours of their ordinary days, they hear and see, the wealth of different nations packed as cargo, passing them by, leaving and entering Manila’s shores.

In the Claws of a Century Wanting is a filmic symphony depicting the increasing everyday violence in the aspiration for a city fit for globalization. It captures a global process from the perspective of everyday life. In the everyday of four small homes, the film traces imprints of the larger world.

Empat keluarga tinggal di pelabuhan internasional terpadat di Manila. Mereka merupakan orang pindahan dari pinggir Filipina yang berakhir di daerah kelas menengah bawah Manila. Sehari-hari, mereka mendengar dan melihat kekayaan yang dimiliki oleh negara-negara lain lewat kargo yang keluar masuk pantai Manila.

In the Claws of a Century Wanting adalah simfoni film, menggambarkan kekerasan sehari-hari yang semakin meningkat di tengah aspirasi kota yang layak untuk ditampilkan di era globalisasi sekarang ini. Film ini juga mengungkap proses global dari perspektif kehidupan sehari-hari. Dalam keseharian di empat rumah kecil, film ini menelusuri jejak dunia yang lebih besar.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Jewel Maranan

Jewel Maranan is an independent documentary filmmaker and producer. Her deep interest is in the ways by which history inches through ordinary life. The films she makes and produces are crafted in this pursuit.

Jewel is the founder of Cinema Is Incomplete, an alternative film production and distribution company based in the Philippines. She is also a co-founder in Dokyupeeps, a loose network of Filipino documentary filmmakers, and an active participant in efforts to help develop Southeast Asian documentary through the SEA DocNet, a network of documentary professionals in Southeast Asia. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute and later took her master’s degree in documentary cinema in the travelling school of DocNomads in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. She is also an alumni of the Berlinale Talents DocStation and Doha Film Institute’s Qumra.

Jewel Maranan adalah seorang produser dan pembuat film dokumenter independen. Ia sangat tertarik dengan perjalanan sejarah yang dilihat dari sudut pandang kehidupan sehari-hari. Film-film yang ia buat dan ia produksi dibentuk dari ekspedisi ini.

Jewel merupakan pendiri Cinema Is Incomplete, sebuah perusahaan produksi dan distribusi film alternatif di Filipina. Ia juga merupakan salah satu pendiri Dokyupeeps, sebuah jaringan pembuat film dokumenter Filipina, dan merupakan anggota aktif dalam gerakan pengembangan film dokumenter Asia Tenggara melalui SEA Docnet, sebuah jaringan professional dokumenter di Asia Tenggara. Ia lulus dari University of the Philippines Film Institute dan kemudian mengambil gelar master di Sinema Dokumenter di Travelling School of DocNomads di Lisbon, Budapest, dan Brussels. Jewel juga lulusan Berlinale Talents DocStation dan Doha Film Institute’s Qumra.

Contact: 

Jewel Maranan

jewelmaranan@gmail.com