Man in A Barrel

Noli Manaig

10 minutes, 13 seconds

Set in Camp John Hay in Baguio City, this experiment, based on a true account, occupies the liminal spaces between narrative and documentary to recount a conflict involving American servicemen and a recalcitrant Igorot. Along the way, it performs a detournement and unconcealment of World War 2 newsreels and the vulgar iconography propagated by colonial propaganda. It features the conversation of an American documentarist-narrator and an Igorot with a mysterious identity whose voices fuse as one.

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