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Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders and vigilantes trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to a battlefield. Delikado follows Bobby, Tata, and Nieves, three magnetic leaders of this network, as they risk their lives in David versus Goliath-style struggles trying to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying the Philippines’ ’last ecological frontier.’ It is a timely film emblematic of the struggles globally for land defenders as they are being killed in record numbers trying to save natural resources from being plundered by corporations and governments. As the world faces its sixth-mass extinction and the climate emergency worsens, Delikado offers a story of courage and resilience to inspire others into action. It is also a unique expose of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s ’war on drugs’ in the Philippines, which claimed thousands of lives and the International Criminal Court of Justice has said may amount to a crime against humanity. Delikado shows the drug war was used as a tool for politicians to control the levers of economic and political power. Delikado offers a story of courage and resilience to inspire others into action.

A panel discussion/Q&A will follow the screening.

Keynote Speaker: Andrea Crosta, Founder/Executive Director, Earth League International

Panelists:
Andrea Crosta, Founder/Executive Director, Earth League International
Karl Malakunas, Director, Delikado
Tata, Film Subject, Delikado
Luthfi Mawarid, Secretary General, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Phillipines-Canada Chapter
Clair Swanson, Chairperson, Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights
Moderator: Philip Aghoghovwia, Professor of English, KPU

Director

Karl Malakunas

Credits
Country of Origin

Philippines/Hong Kong/Australia/USA/UK

Year

2022

Language

In English and Tagalog with English subtitles

Content Warning

Coarse language; violence

PG

Open to youth!

94 min

Book Tickets

Thursday February 22

12:30 pm
Guests/Q&As Hearing Assistance Subtitles U18 May Attend
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Credits

Cinematography

Tom Bannigan ACS

Editor

Eric Daniel Metzgar

Co-Editor

Paul Alexander Juutilainen

Original Music

Nainita Desai

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