JEEPNEY

AAAFF 2014

FILM INFORMATION

YEAR:  2014
DIRECTOR: Esy Casey
LENGTH:  61 MIN
COUNTRY:  Philippines
GENRE:  Documentary
WEBSITE:  Visit Film Website

Directed by Filipino American filmmaker Esy Casey, “Jeepney” visualizes the richly diverse cultural and social climate of the Philippines through its most popular form of mass transportation: the vividly decorated ex-WWII military jeep.

These jeepneys are individually operated by the drivers, who manifest their identity, values, and dreams in its painting and decoration. The stories of a jeepney driver, artist, and passenger take place amidst nationwide protest against oil price hikes that pressure drivers to work overseas to earn a living. Lavishly shot and cut to the rhythm of the streets, “Jeepney” provides an enticing vehicle through which the rippling effects of globalization can be felt.

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