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Ceremony Year 2018
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It’s 1987 and the People Power Revolution has resulted in the fall of President Marcos as a massive typhoon approaches the Philippines. For eight-year-old Yael, however, the larger world outside means little as she performs dance routines for her family, play-bakes with her mini-stove and secretly listens to audio cassettes of her father who has spent years away from home working in Saudi Arabia. As the complicated adult relationships swirl just as ferociously inside her home as the storm outside, Yael is isolated but becomes enamoured with a commercial for a writing pen that can properly translate her thoughts and feelings, and enters a fantastical and immersive world set inside her dollhouse’s kitchen.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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