BONTOC EULOGY

BONTOC EULOGY

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1335
    Format: DVD

    This docudrama examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, focusing on the filmmaker's grandfather, an Igorot warrior, one of the 1,100 tribal natives displayed as anthropological "specimens" in the notorious Philippine Village exhibit. A unique fusion of rare archival images, and carefully orchestrated visual sequences shot in the present, Bontoc Eulogy is an original and innovative investigation of, memory and the spectacle of the "Other" in turn-of-the-century America.

    Directed by Marlon Fuentes
    1995, 60 minutes
    Purchase: $310 / Classroom Rental: $125

    * Gold Apple, National Media Network Competition
    * Jurors' Citation Award, Black Maria Film-Video Festival

    "Using the pastiche approach to history in a quasi-postmodernist manner, Bontoc Eulogy, through the utilization of the markers of both documentary and fictional narrative, is able to ask the more fundamental questions about cinematic representation and how this reverberates with the larger cultural issues of Filipino identity."--Dr. Mauro Feria Tumbocon, Jr., Filipino American Arts Exposition



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