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Unframing Conversations: The Films of Cha Roque

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Synopsis: What I Would Have Told My Daughter If I Knew What To Say Back Then features the filmmaker talking to over 13 years of home videos in an imagined conversation with her daughter’s younger years. The filmmaker’s failed coming out when her child was only 3 years old inspired the initial concept for this experimental documentary.


Director's profile: Cha Roque (she/her) is a filmmaker and LGBT advocate. Her films have been showcased at prestigious local and international film festivals including the Queer Asia Film Festival UK, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, Asterisco Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ Argentina, Hanoi International Queer Film Festival, Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival Tunisia, and the Asian Women Film Festival India among others. Cha is a fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, the International Queer and Migrant Film Academy Amsterdam, the Ricky Lee Scriptwriting workshop, and TBA Studios' Writers' Room. She was awarded the Art that Matters for Film Award by Amnesty International Philippines in 2018.

  • Year
    2017
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Director
    Cha Roque
  • Screenwriter
    Cha Roque
  • Producer
    Cha Roque
  • Filmmaker
    Cha Roque
  • Cast
    Kelsey Hajirul, Cha Roque (VO)
  • Cinematographer
    Cha Roque
  • Editor
    Cha Roque, Monique Laurel, Ymi Castel
  • Music
    Francis de Veyra