Ciné Asie | KADENA
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Kadena is shown through the perspective of one of its numerous inhabitants, aims to put a face on Manila’s transformations. It does so by exploring the chain, the bond of a man to his family and to his barangay in which his bicycle constitutes a modest, but astonishing mean to make ends meet.

Director : Alexandre Marcou

Year : 2014

Genre : Fiction

Length : Short

Runtime : 22minutes


Country: Philippines

Language : Tagalog

Writer: François Robert-Durand

Director of Photography: Jeremy Agsawa

Editor: Jesse Ray Baban

François Robert-Durand was born and grew up in Montreal. He’s soon achieving a Bachelor in Political Science at Université de Montréal. Aside of his studies, he also commits in his program newspaper as a columnist. He participated in Kadena as the scriptwritter. This is his first participation to the production of a documentary as part of the Student for Development Project; a collaboration project between the CETASE (Université de Montréal) and the Third World Studies Center affiliated to University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. The documentary was made with three other people. Alexandre Marcou: Director of Kadena and a student in political science at Université de Montréal Two Philipinos counterparts who are both students in Fine Arts at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.: Jeremy Agsawa as the director of photography and Jesse Ray Baban as the editor and as the production manager.

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