The "American imperial photography complex" is an archive that "shaped events and ideas" associated with U.S. empire in the Philippines. — Nerissa Balce40 works
As the ambiguity of “carework” suggests, Filipinos care for the physical well-being of their employers and also those employers’ emotional and psychic lives.19 works
“Citizenship is not just a matter of formal legal status; it is a matter of belonging...” ---Evelyn Nakano Glenn42 works
At a nexus of colonialism and neocolonialism for five centuries, Filipinos confront the legacies of colonial and imperial engagement in their daily lives.75 works
"Filipinos ... did not necessarily move through borders, but rather, borders continually enfolded them.” --- Allan Punzalan Isaac65 works
How have digital and new media technologies created new social and creative possibilities that have transformed the lives of Filipinos and others around the world?32 works
"[Slow violence] is neither spectacular nor instantaneous [but plays out in] a host of other slowly unfolding environmental catastrophes." --- Rob Nixon89 works
“The bare brown bosoms ... were markers of savagery, colonial desire, and a justification for Western imperial rule.” --- Nerissa Balce86 works
"We had to find some way not only of retaining, but rediscovering, our culture." -- Joel Jacinto, Kayamanan ng Lahi performing arts group7 works
A “labor brokerage state ... actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work abroad.” --- Robyn Magalit Rodriguez67 works
"All foreign influences were not adopted outright, but adapted ... just as they were transformed in other areas of culture ..." - Doreen Fernandez, "Why Sinigang?"22 works
"Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims." --- Judith...19 works
"Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not enough, that indeed something is missing." --- José Esteban Muñoz63 works
"The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay." --- Chinua Achebe2 works
Filipinos transform, deliberately and accidentally, the spaces that they enter and leave, unsettling national imaginaries and material spaces.24 works
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson has been a dedicated filmmaker for over a decade. He founded his own independent film company in 2003 and has since completed nine feature films and received numerous awards, among them “Best Feature” at the Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Awards. His films include City State (2012), Polite People (2011), The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008), Act Normal (2007), and Africa United (2006).
The Amazing Truth about Queen Raquela is avialable in its entirety on Olaf de Fleur Johannesson's Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/45256518.
Photograph by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson.