PAMANA | Short Documentary
Pamana (Inheritance) tells the story of an Agta-Dumagat-Remontado community in Quezon Province who face the threat of losing their ancestral land. Various developmental projects by lowlanders have caused socio-political, economic, and environmental consequences, affecting both Agta and lowland communities.
The Agta-Dumagat continue to struggle for their rights throughout decades of oppression and marginalization. Through self-determination, the community was able to put up their own school that teaches academics and cultural identity to their youth. The people are hopeful that through education comes the next generation of cultural defenders who will protect the legacy left by their ancestors.
Pamana was selected and presented at the Visual Documentary Project 2013 in Kyoto University, Japan. It was also premiered in Nations in Visions, Vol. 1 in Manila in 2019.
A short film made together with Jeremy Agsawa, Kel Almazan, Geia de la Peña
A Weekend Project production