FiestaAlexander Cruz // Philippines // 2013 // 7 min // No dialogue // 18+

Experimental Shorts
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Fiesta is a look at the Santo Nino Fiesta in Pandacan, Manila in the Philippines. Hedonism, tribalism and flashes of colonialism are a constant reminder of the country’s turbulent story. Beginning with tribal rhythms and enthusiasm, the viewer is swept through the streets with festival-goers, through to an explosive reminder of the tragedy that Manila has endured.

Alexander Cruz is a filmmaker and media producer who explores the need to create new meanings out of broken identities, narratives, myths and values. His work reflects the belief that beneath these surface layers lie the complexities, contradictions and mysteries of what makes us human.