Lucia

Lucia

A compelling dramatic feature from the Philippines which starts off at dawn in a fishing village in Bataan after a tanker has spilled oil in the night. The oil threatens not just marine life but the existence of the entire community. People and animals get sick. Many villagers leave. The film chronicles the efforts of Lucia and her family to stay in the village. But the social forces at play are too strong and Lucia is powerless to stop the disintegration of her family as they are forced into the slums of Manila.

'Social realism at its most searing, relentlessly despairing but riveting.'
TORONTO GLOBE and MAIL

Citation

Main credits

Lee, Ricardo (screenwriter)
Chionglo, Mel (film director)
Firstbrook, P. L. (film producer)
Rodriguez, Lolita (actress)
Alajar, Gina (actress)
Ranillo, Suzette (actress)
Baldomero, Elvira (actress)

Other credits

Photographer, Rody Lacap; editor, Jesus Navarro; music, Max Jocson.


Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

Asian Studies
Developing World
Environment
Globalization
Human Rights
Humanities
Philippines
Social Justice
Theater
Water

Keywords

Philippines, fishing village, tanker, oil,"Lucia",Bullfrog Films

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