United States, Philippines, Great Britain, Australia, Hong Kong, 2022, 94 min
Language & Subtitles:
English, Filipino; subtitles in Hebrew and English
Dokufest, Sydney (Sustainable Future Award), South Korea DMZ, DOK Leipzig
With its white beaches, beautiful turquoise waters and wild green forests, the island of Palawan is like heaven. But powerful and corrupt forces want to enslave the virgin island and loot its natural treasures. Risking their lives, three environmental activists decide to fight to save their home – the last remaining piece of nature in the Philippines.
Greedy corporations, an unrestrained government and drug dealers – all these are drawn into the war on Palawan. The film by director Karl Malakunas follows the struggle of three fearless warriors: a militia commander looking for redemption, a lawyer experienced in these sorts of battles and struggles, and a smiling grandmother who has become the mayor of the city. The three of them will do everything to restore hope to the island.
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