1976, 52 Minutes
The Philippines poses a problem of identity: to be Asian or otherwise.
This film shows how the complex social structure of the Spanish and the religious cult of Santo Nino have not been disentangled from the church and the relics of folk religion. This long, often savage and brutal history reveals many of the unique aspects of Filipino life today.
A Film Australia, Australian Broadcasting Commission and University of Queensland Press Co-production.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Arch Nicholson
Narrator: John Temple
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Asian History, Sociology: Studies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, Cultural Studies, SOSE. Major themes and concepts include national identity, immigration, racism, economic growth and urban development.