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The Headhunter's Daughter

Directed by:

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

15 mins

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022

3:00 PM

Shorts Program 4

Lynn - an aspiring country singer, and July - her trusty brown horse, endure an arduous descent along the Cordilleran highlands to make it on time to the city for the audition of her dreams. Her journey leads her on a path where her indigenous identity is confronted by the unseen forces of the landscape’s colonial American past.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan (b.1996, Philippines) is an independent filmmaker born of Ifugao and Visayan descent. Eblahan’s works explore themes of trauma, spirituality, and nature told through the cosmic lens of post-colonial spaces and Indigenous identities. In 2021, Eblahan’s film Hilum won the Student Prize and received Special Mention from the International Jury at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

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