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Rocks In A Windless Wadi

22 minutes | 2022 | Philippines | Documentary | Tagalog | sub. English | 13+



XXI 4 | FRI 2 DEC | 18:15

XXI 5 | SAT 3 DEC | 12:00


The filmmaker and his younger brother filmed a wadi they describe as “windless” for being too quiet. With archives of footage and audio conversations, it recreates a lonely character contemplating to the deep muffled voices of the unseen real people; stillness of rocks to the unmoving conflict. The dialogues within the wordless exposé tackle traumatic memories as they become urgent stories relevant to both the past and the present.


EJ Gagui


Production Company

Eximious Produkt




Director's Profil

EJ Gagui

EJ Gagui

EJ Gagui, a regional-based Filipino filmmaker, studied filmmaking at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. His first short film, “Ing Tianak,” was funded as part of Film Development Council of the Philippines' Mit Out Sound 2021. His second, “Rock in a Windless Wadi,” premiered in the Opening Scenes competition at Visions du Réel 2022.