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Jan Philippe Carpio


Vidéo expérimentale | mp4 | couleur et n&b | 4:57 | Philippines | 2019

An experimental documentary that depicts a May 6, 2018 art activity where the community members of Barangay San Lorenzo, Makati, Sipat Lawin Ensemble, Philippine Air Force Band, Museo Pambata, and Ayala Museum collaborated with visual artist Alwin Reamillo to stage a common Filipino community practice called “bayanihan” in the heart of the Philippines’ financial district. “Bayanihan” is where Filipino community members help one of their neighbors literally move their bamboo house by placing it on bamboo poles and lifting it onto their backs. The participants carried on their backs Reamillo’s art installation bamboo hut from one of the city parks, through the city streets, right up to the museum’s front steps. The activity was called “BAYANIHAN HOPPING SPIRIT HOUSE”.

Jan Philippe “JP” V. Carpio is a writer and filmmaker living in the Philippines. He has written and directed four feature length films: Girl of My Dreams (2000), Balay Dakû (Big House) (2002) Hilo (thread) (2007), INT.-EXT. (Ella, Marita, Atbp.) (2017). He is a National Commission for Culture and the Arts Cinema Grant Recipient for the first full length film in the Ilonggo language Balay Dakû. His films have been screened and cited at national and international film festivals like the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Filipino International Cine Festival, Experimental Forum International film and Video Art Festival, and Thessaloniki International Film Festival. He is a two time .MOV International Digital Film Festival Silvershorts Competition Finalist. He was selected as a participant for the 2016 Abbas Kiarostami Black Factory Cinema Filmmaking Workshop. He teaches at the Digital Filmmaking program of the College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts and the Film program of MINT College.