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Directed by Marlon Fuentes • 1995 • United States, Philippines
Starring Marlon Fuentes, Jordan Porter, Nicole Antonio
In this poignant experimental docudrama, director Marlon Fuentes explores deeply personal questions of Filipino American identity via an eye-opening account of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, for which 1,100 Filipino tribal natives were brought over to be featured in a massive “living exhibit.” Mixing narrative and fiction with risk-taking audaciousness, BONTOC EULOGY is a haunting and moving meditation on history, otherness, and Western arrogance.