Manila Child (1994) [Short]

Philippines (MIFF 1994 , Animation Focus)
Director: Nonoy Dadivas

By using a series of photographs of urban landscapes of Manila, two animated figures of a desperate mother and young child wander through desolate streets, as she attempts to abandon her child. The film is symbolically framed by the city's decadence, yet gives us hope for the child as it boards a bus for the province's unpolluted countryside.

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