Unframing Conversations: The Films of Cha Roque

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This intimate piece features clips of the filmmaker and her partner as they are making love. Backed with sensual music and poetry narration, this collaborative piece aims to prove that

poetry can touch someone where hands couldn’t.


Intercourse of Words is part of Cha Roque’s PeliTula project. PeliTula comes from the Filipino words pelikula (film), and tula (poetry). This project aims to present poetry through filming of words; through

the combination of visual images and narrated poems that will make the viewer sit and open himself to

the experience. It is putting together two elements that would provide the viewer a full meal, from the power of text, to the spark of imagination, to visual connections and metaphors. Film is a visual art form

and poetry is more on the abstract world of thought and feeling rather than the literal world of things.

PeliTula takes on the marriage of the two as an art form.

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.

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  • Director
    Cha Roque
  • Screenwriter
    Cha Roque
  • Producer
    Cha Roque
  • Filmmaker
    Cha Roque
  • Cinematographer
    Cha Roque & Ymi Castel
  • Editor
    Cha Roque
  • Production Design
    Ymi Castel
  • Sound Design
    Ymi Castel
  • Music
    Ymi Castel