Who Invented the Yo-Yo? Who Invented the Moon Buggy?

  • Germany
  • Philippines
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The yoyo was invented in the Philippines. The film takes place in an imaginary village in Bavaria, “Yodelburg”, where one says “yo” as a sign of approval. The weather up on those mountains is ideal for a major enterprise: to create the first Philippine space project by building a spaceship. With surprising dialogue and great tenderness, the film is a sweet play that touches the heart of progress and capitalism’s aporias in a way that is not at all innocent.


  • Original title
    Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo? Sinong Lumikha ng Moon Buggy?
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Kidlat Tahimik, Butch Perez
  • Editing
    Kidlat Tahimik, Karl Fugunt
  • Duration
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Philippines
  • Colour
    • Colour

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