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Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan)

Orizzonti

Director:
Lav Diaz
Production:
sine olivia pilipinas (Lav Diaz)
Running Time:
157’
Language:
Tagalog
Country:
Philippines
Main Cast:
Bart Guingona, DMs Boongaling, Nanding Josef, Hazel Orencio, Joel Saracho, Noel Sto. Domingo
Screenplay:
Lav Diaz
Cinematographer:
Lav Diaz
Editor:
Lav Diaz
Production Designer:
Popo Diaz
Music:
Lav Diaz
Sound:
Cecil Buban

director's statement

I once was asked to define man, the so-called human beings, supposedly the most superior inhabitant of planet Earth, and due to the moment’s urgency, for a quick reply, all I could muster was an animal simile (Man is an animal), and I felt terrible, I thought I fumbled, but then looking back now, it was in fact the better answer. Yes, in fact, man remains on that level, animal. And I came upon a discourse exactly on this matter: that despite us being the better developed species, most of us still retains the demeanor and comportment of the chimpanzee, the genus Pan, part of Hominidae, the great primate family. And, so, by nature, we are violent, aggressive, obsessive, transgressive, imposing, envious, territorial, narcissistic and egotistical, very much like our cousin, the genus Pan. But then, there’s hope, the study says that the human brain is still developing and once it has achieved full development, man shall be complete, a truly self- actualised species, altruistic, saintly and true, just like Buddha, Gandhi, Christ and the farmer, Mang Osting, who generously provides for my vegetarian needs. Thus, this film, Lahi, Hayop... it has always been my desire to make a film about animals; but, man as animals, man honestly acting like one, an animal, as he has been acting like an animal all his life anyway.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION: Lav Diaz - Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Unit 307 Alicante Tower, Marquinton Residences
1800 - Marikina City, Philippines
Tel. +63 63289546575
Mob. +63 9172744220
hazel@sineoliviapilipinas.com
http://www.sineoliviapilipinas.com

PRESS OFFICE: Orencio Hazel - Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Unit 307 Alicante Tower, Marquinton Residences
1800 - Marikina City, Philippines
Tel. +63 63289546575
Mob. +63 9172744220
hazel@sineoliviapilipinas.com

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Gloria Zerbinati
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com


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