Wake (Subic)

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Wake (Subic)

John Gianvito
Philippinen/USA, 2015
Documentaries, 277min, OmeU

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Wake (Subic)

John Gianvito
Philippinen/USA, 2015
Documentaries, 277min, OmeU

Cast: 
Teofilo «Boojie» Juatco
Nick Merino
Samuel David Merino
Myrla Baldonado
Amethya Dela llana
Susan Elemparo
Screenplay: 
John Gianvito
Sound: 
John Gianvito
Camera: 
John Gianvito
Editor: 
John Gianvito
Eric P. Gulliver
Composer: 
Bradford Krieger
Lav Diaz
Teofilo «Boojie» Juatco

Format: 
DCP
Color

First begun in 2006, WAKE (SUBIC) completes the documentary diptych, FOR EXAMPLE, THE PHILIPPINES, the first part of which, VAPOR TRAIL (CLARK) was released in 2010. Collectively this nine-hour essay explores circumstances of toxic contamination around the former US military bases in the Philippines as the locus for a meditation on historical amnesia, colonial privilege, and the consequences of unchecked militarism. Interweaving both cinéma-vérité and interview footage of Filipino victims and their families, environmental spokespersons, and community activists, along with early photographic material pertaining to the Philippine-American War, partisan songs, historical texts, and landscape photography, both films are an attempt to construct a work capable of rendering some measure of this human and environmental tragedy and the complexities of its remedy.

In the presence of John Gianvito.