Kiri Dalena

Kiri Dalena

Actor, Director, Writer


Kiri Dalena is an award-winning Filipino director and documentarian. She is known for her powerful storytelling and insightful documentary films about social issues in the Philippines.

Dalena was born in 1975 in the Philippines. She studied film at the University of the Philippines and graduated with honors in 1998. Following her studies, she worked as a freelance filmmaker and director for various media outlets.

In 2007, she co-directed her first feature film "Utusan", which explored the experiences of a group of Filipino women working in a garment factory. The film was well-received and earned her several awards.

In 2009, Dalena wrote and directed the documentary "Gikan sa Ngitngit nga Kinailadman" (Coming from the Dark). The film explored the effects of martial law and its legacy on the Filipino people. It was screened in various film festivals and won several awards.

In 2012, Dalena co-directed the documentary "Babaylan: Voices of the Filipino Soul", which explored the spiritual practices and beliefs of the indigenous Filipino people. The film was a critical success and won several awards.

In 2015, she wrote and directed the documentary "The Apparition of the Eternal Church", which explored the history and culture of the Philippine Catholic Church. The film was widely acclaimed and won several awards.

Dalena has been praised for her powerful and insightful storytelling. Her films are often deeply personal and explore the struggles and experiences of Filipinos. Her work has won numerous awards and have been screened in various film festivals. She is considered one of the most important Filipino directors of her generation.

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