Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pinoy Documentary


Dancing For Discipline, a short documentary by 20-year old filmmaker (and Supreme columnist of The Philippine Star) Pepe Diokno, tells the story of the Thriller-performing inmates of Cebu. During the premeire showing of the film which was funded by USAID, Chief Justice Reynato Puno praised the project.

Audiences have called the film hilarious, relevant, and thought-provoking. The movie is a comic examination of the culture of power in Philippine politics. It features telling interviews with both inmates and jail officials.

And, there is lots of dancing. The film asks: What is discipline? At a time when so much of it is asked of society, is the Thriller its ultimate expression? Or, is discipline a word politicians use to mean society follow leadership without question?

The film finds the answers among the dancing detainees. Dancing for discipline is anything but funny.

Watch Dancing For Disciplne for free at the Babelgum Online Film Festival. Your votes can make it win. Your votes may also win you a trip to Cannes!

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