War is a Tender Thing
War is a Tender ThingAdjani Arumpac // Philippines // 2013 // 75 min // Original with English sub. // 18+

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Dubbed as the second-longest running conflict in the world, the Mindanao War is retold in this documentary film as a poignant tale of seeking and keeping home. It tells the untold stories of The Land of Promise—Mindanao, Philippines. It is a curious exploration into the integration of cultures brought together by a state-sponsored land resettlement project in the 1930s that led to a massive migration within the country. The Philippines government gave ancestral Muslim and indigenous peoples’ lands without legal documents to Christian settlers. The result was a war among the peoples that continues to rage, almost half a century later.

Adjani ArumpacAdjani Arumpac is a writer and filmmaker from Mindanao, Philippines. She has a BA in Film and Audio Visual Communi- cations from University of the Philippines. Her directorial works include Walai, a documentary on Muslim women in Mindanao, Nanay Mameng, a documentary on the Filipino urban poor leader Carmen Deunida and War is A Tender Thing.