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BALANGIGA: Howling Wilderness – Painting the Unspoken in a Dreamscape

BALANGIGA: Howling Wilderness – Painting the Unspoken in a Dreamscape

Literary
By MARIA ANTOINETTE A. MALICSE CARL JUNG a Swiss psychoanalyst, believed dreams to be the direct and natural expression of the present condition of the dreamer’s internal state. In the QCinema 2017 Circle Competition entry, director Khavn De La Cruz artistically makes use of dreaming as an instrument to highlight a seemingly forgotten, but important part of history which accentuates the sense of nationalism innate in the Filipino people. With film as his chosen medium, Khavn attempts to shed light on the forgotten horrors of the Philippine-American War, specifically on the Balangiga Massacre which claimed the lives of uncountable number of Filipinos—men, women and young children included. Through Kulas (Justine Samson), an eight-year-old who miraculously managed to escape the car...