Unframing Conversations: The Films of Cha Roque

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with English subtitles

Synopsis: Marching On tells the story of Bishop Richard Mickley who is one of the organizers of the first pride march in the Philippines which is also the first in Asia. The film reflects on the early days of the LGBTQI+ advocacy in the country and the continuous fight of the Filipino LGBTQI+ community for acceptance and equality.

Marching On is part of the Before Rainbows series produced by the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines.

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
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    English, Filipino
  • Country
  • Director
    Cha Roque
  • Producer
    Cha Roque, Tin Velasco
  • Executive Producer
    Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in the Philippines
  • Filmmaker
    Cha Roque
  • Cinematographer
    Monique Laurel
  • Editor
    Monique Laurel
  • Music
    Francis De Veyra