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Cordilleran film "The Headhunter's Daughter" to screen in U.S. largest film festival Sundance

Photo Courtesy || Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Cordillera - A film by Cordilleran-Visayan filmmaker/director Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan "The Headhunter's Daughter: Short Film is among the official selection of the 38th Sundance Film Festival happening from January 20 to 30, 2022 in the United States.

Don Josephus Raphael is an independent filmmaker born of Ifugao and Visayan descent.

Eblahan works explore themes of trauma, and nature told through the cosmic lens of post colonial spaces and indigenous identities. 

In 2021, one of Eblahan films entitled "Hilum won the Student prize and received special mention from the international jury at Clemont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Launched in 1978, Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States that brought wider recognition for iconic films such as “Saw,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “500 Days of Summer,” and “Boyhood.” 

This year, The Headhunter’s Daughter will be one of the two Filipino films that will be participating at the festival, the other one being Martika Escobar’s feature film, "Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago" which was selected to compete under the World Dramatic Competition.



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