"What happened after 1986?"
20 YEARS. 20 FILMS. 20 FILMMAKERS. 1 NATION.
Imahe Nasyon is a groundbreaking, conceptual omnibus film by 20 alternative filmmakers who were tasked to present their personal visions on national issues. It is underlined by a conceptual question asked by line producers Jon Red & Carol Bunuan Red: "How do you see the past 20 years?"
Imahe Nasyon attempts to answer that question.
That question also became a thematic and uniting thread across the films, but each film is made of different cinematic genres that is representative of the filmmaker's style, stressing the concept that in spite of individual visions we share the same goal: to depict a truthful image of the nation.
The omnibus project was conceptualized by Jon and Carol in commemoration of EDSA I, a political revolution that changed their generation forever. It is also a celebration of the struggle and growth of Philippine Independent Cinema, which, in essence, is a cultural revolution only now gaining public acceptance.
A unique and common element in Imahe Nasyon is rising indie actor Ping Medina who is featured in all the 20 short films. He represents the next generation who will play a crucial role in the direction of the nation and its image.
Imahe Nasyon is directed by Poklong Anading, Emman Dela Cruz, Yeye Calderon, Neil Daza, Lav Diaz, Tad Ermitaño, Mes de Guzman, Rox Lee, Topel Lee, Milo Paz, Robert Quebral, Ellen Ramos, Raymond Red, R.A. Rivera, Lyle Sacris, EJ Salcedo, Sig Sanchez, Dennis Empalmado, Ogi Sugatan, and Paolo Villaluna.
Imahe Nasyon will have its regular run on February 21 - 27at the IndieSine Robinsons Galleria.
Screening dates: February 21 - 27, 2007
Venue: IndieSine, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City.