The Filipino artist refuses to feel affected by the pandemic.”
This statement by actress Madeleine Nicolas best reflects the state of the local indie scene and its harvest of international awards in 2020.
Nicolas is part of Che Espiritu’s dramatic piece “Pan de Salawal,” which was among the local films that made the rounds of the festival circuit—and won awards—even as the entire globe battled the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With what is currently happening in our country (and everywhere else in the world), there are a lot more stories out there that should be told,” Nicolas pointed out.
We couldn’t agree more. The need to tell these stories, as well as to connect w…
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