In the everyday of four small homes, this documentary traces imprints of the larger world as four families of Filipino migrants try to experience the overwhelming global development of the city of Manila.
AWARDS: Best Documentary. Gawad Urian/ Best Picture & Best Cinematography. Young Critics Circle Awards/ Best Documentary. Film Festival Dokumenter Jogjakarta/ Best Documentary, Best Director. Mindanao Film Festival/ Wide Angle Competition. Busan International Film Festival/
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DokLeipzig/ Singapore International Film Festival/ Hong Kong International Film Festival/ Doxa International Documentary Festival/ Taiwan International Documentary Festival/ Taiwan International Documentary Festival/ Jean Rouch International Film Festival/ Africa International Film Festival/ Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival/ Tertio Millenio Film Festival/ SAC ASEAN International Film Festival/ Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival/ Cinemarehiyon Film Festival/ Maginhawa Film Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires
In the Claws of a Century Wanting. A filmic symphony in Manila
Four families live in the seams of Manila's busiest international port.
In the hours of their ordinary days, they hear and see the wealth of different nations passing them by, leaving and entering Manila's shores.
Soon, the port expands and panic starts.