But this is just one of many stories told about Baler, a place on the country’s eastern coast that is highly prone to myth and invention. Apocalypse Child explores the town’s relationship with its stories through the eyes of an outsider who has fallen in love with a surfing instructor said to have a (hint hint) very famous father. In the ensuing chaos of emotions, the film reveals a people still living with their colonial legacies, stuck riding the waves into the rocky shores of a traumatic past. (2016, 95 min)
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Official sponsor: SOMA Pilipinas
Program partners: FACINE—Filipino Arts & Cinema, International, Filipino American Arts Exposition, and Kularts
New Filipino Cinema is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
YBCA programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by the James Irvine Foundation.
Additional funding for YBCA programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor