Films

India | 2019

ABOUT LOVE

Dare to Dream Asia

DIRECTOR
Archana Phadke

PRODUCER
Archana Phadke, Abhay Kumar

SYNOPSIS
Three generations of the Phadke family live and work together in South Mumbai. As they prepare for a family wedding, director Archana Atul Phadke, who is not in any hurry to marry, observes the shifting, often very funny household dynamics, as both her mother and grandmother wonder how they have tolerated their husbands for so long.
Indonesia | 2019

DIARY OF CATTLE

IF/Then Southeast Asia 2018, Docs By The Sea 2018

DIRECTOR
David Darmadi, Lidia Afrilita

PRODUCER
David Darmadi, Lidia Afrilita

SYNOPSIS
Diary of Cattle is the story of a 24-hour life cycle of a herd of cows that live and graze on a landfill site in indonesia.
Vietnam, Philippines | 2018

The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil

Dare to Dream Asia, Docs By The Sea 2017

DIRECTOR
Pham Thu Hang

PRODUCER
Jewel Maranan

SYNOPSIS
Five men enjoy an odd friendship in Vietnam’s Quảng Tri province, a site still bearing the scars of war.
Philippines, Germany, Qatar | 2017

In the Claws of a Century Wanting

Docs By The Sea 2017

DIRECTOR
Jewel Maranan

PRODUCER
Jewel Maranan

SYNOPSIS
Anne gives birth to her third child. Akira learns reading and writing while foraging for scrap metal and coal. Eddie entertains himself to sleep with a broken TV before another night shift work at the port. Emelita prays over the funeral of her husband. Around them and their days, the global port is expanding to their living spaces. Anne’s midwife, Paning, brings the news. The film is a symphony of increasing everyday violence preceding the construction of today’s ideal city.
Cambodia, France | 2019

Last Night I Saw You Smiling

Docs By The Sea 2017

DIRECTOR
Kavich Neang

PRODUCER
Davy Chou, Daniel Mattes

SYNOPSIS
The White Building, an iconic structure home to 493 families in Phnom Penh, faces demolition. In the building’s final days, director Kavich Neang follows his own family and neighbors as they pack belongings, share memories and anxieties, and eventually move out before the building’s total destruction.
Bhutan, Hungary | 2017

The Next Guardian

Dare to Dream Asia

DIRECTOR
Arun Bhattarai. Dorottya Zurbó

PRODUCER
Arun Bhattarai. Julianna Ugrin

SYNOPSIS
The contrasting dreams of two generations clash within the microcosm of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, when Gyembo an ordinary teenager is chosen as the next guardian of their family monastery by his father.
Indonesia | 2016

Rising from Silence

Disappearing Sounds

DIRECTOR
Shalahuddin Siregar

PRODUCER
Amelia Hapsari

SYNOPSIS
Silenced for more than 50 years, survivors of a tragedy are now using music to tell their stories where arts take the centre stage in nation-building and foreign diplomacy.
Indonesia | 2016

The Silent Blues of the Ocean

Disappearing Sounds

DIRECTOR
Andi F. Azzahra, Arfan Sabran

PRODUCER
Andi F. Azzahra, Arfan Sabran

SYNOPSIS
A traditional fishing village lost their home and access to the sea due to the expending reclamation project on Makassar’s coastline. But now they have to survive in a city, without an ocean that was once both their field and backyard.
Thailand | 2019

Soil Without Land

Docs By The Sea 2017

DIRECTOR
Nontawat Numbenchapol

PRODUCER
Komtouch "Dew" Napattaloong

SYNOPSIS
Jai Sang Lod recounts how in 2001 he arrived in a displacement camp at the Thai border with his family, fleeing the fighting between the Burmese army and the Shan minority, and had to join the Shan State Army to do his compulsory military service. Nontawat Numbenchapol filmed him in this crucial moment of his existence, as this peaceful young man must accept, shortly after the death of his mother, to leave his young brothers and sisters behind and learn the military profession.
Philippines, Hong Kong | 2016

Sunday Beauty Queen

Good Pitch² Southeast Asia 2017

DIRECTOR
Baby Ruth Villarama

PRODUCER
Chuck Gutierrez

SYNOPSIS
A Filipina maid dreams to become Hong Kong's most beautiful queen not for self worth but to save lives, change the abusive system and be happy inside out.
Taiwan | 2018

Turning 18

Dare to Dream Asia, Docs By The Sea 2017

DIRECTOR
Ho Chao-Ti

PRODUCER
Ho Chao-Ti, Liao Ching-Song

SYNOPSIS
Two indigenous Taiwanese girls on the cusp of adulthood are the focus of this moving documentary.