winner of the 2017 HRAFff feature film audience award
MARTI SALVA / AUSTRALIA / 2017 / 60 MINS / TAGALOG AND ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A story of two notorious slums in the Philippines and an Australian-Filipino team of street artists and filmmakers who use public, practical art to invite people to look towards each other rather than away.
Raw, confronting, surprising, uplifting, charming and visually striking, Happyland invites the audience to meet the communities which have such fearsome reputations. Hear their stories, and follow how new friends from very different backgrounds work together to bring an ambitious project to life in the wastelands of Manila.
Producers: cheeseagle (Kaff-eine and Emily Cheesman) and Marti Salva / Co-directors, co-producers and videographers: Geloy Concepcion and Geric Cruz.
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The Happyland exhibition featured Kaff-eine's 10 paintings, photographs of the installation of art tarps and vignettes of daily life in Baseco and Happyland. The exhibition ran 5-21 May at No Vacancy Project Space, the Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne.
Watch this space for future exhibitions.