With its 8th edition, the prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award moves to Locarno, Switzerland. There, one of the seven directors nominated for the award designed primarily for emerging documentary talents will receive the award on August 8. With her debut HAUNTED, Syrian native LIWAA YAZJI enters this year’s competition. Read about the success of her film as well as about her creative path towards documentary in our exclusive interview!
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Who is this dwarf called Son Of God? Mystic midget healer. Is he trickster or shaman? Freak or messiah? A film crew tracks his bizarre pilgrimage as magic and religion, faith and doubt, real and unreal blur and melt.
The wild boys at school, Philippine Khavn de la Cruz and Danish Michael Noer are behind this febrile dream of a film about a dwarf who is idolised as God’s son by his deeply religious followers in the Philippines. Their expedition starts in Manila’s densely populated streets and continues deep into the jungle, where it culminates in a spiritual (re)birth. For the many million faithful in the Philippines, the divine has a real existence, and when God’s small son heals a cancer-suffering man with his guts hanging out of a hole in the stomach, one has to acknowledge that it’s only our welfare society that has waved goodbye to the age of miracles.
‘Son of God’ is a part of the talent and development project DOX:LAB.
|Director||Khavn De La Cruz, Michael Noer|
|Screenplay||Khavn de la Cruz, Michael Noer|
|Dir. of Photography||Khavn de la Cruz, Michael Noer|
|Editing||Khavn de la Cruz, Michael Noer|
|Tags||Asia, ethnic groups, portrait, religion, rituals|