Nominated for 2022 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Documentary Film
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”.
Join us after the screening to hear from filmmaker Karl Malkunas.
Director: Karl Malakunas
Writers: Laura Nix, Michael Collins, Karl Malakunas
Producers: Marty Syjuco, Michael Collins, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Karl Malakunas
Country: Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong
Running time: 94 mins
Classification: Unclassified 15+
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This screening is presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts.
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