Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  89 minutes
Date:  1994
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Tagalog; Spanish
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Lucia

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A dramatic film about the cost of an oil spill to a fishing village in the Philippines.

Lucia

A compelling dramatic feature from the Philippines which starts off at dawn in a fishing village in Bataan after a tanker has spilled oil in the night. The oil threatens not just marine life but the existence of the entire community. People and animals get sick. Many villagers leave. The film chronicles the efforts of Lucia and her family to stay in the village. But the social forces at play are too strong and Lucia is powerless to stop the disintegration of her family as they are forced into the slums of Manila.

'Social realism at its most searing, relentlessly despairing but riveting.'
TORONTO GLOBE and MAIL


Awards

Best Developing Country Production, Okomedia
Premier Award, One World Broadcasting Trust
Best Drama Special, Philippine Movie Press Club

Citation

Main credits

Lee, Ricardo (screenwriter)
Chionglo, Mel (film director)
Firstbrook, P. L. (film producer)
Rodriguez, Lolita (actress)
Alajar, Gina (actress)
Ranillo, Suzette (actress)
Baldomero, Elvira (actress)

Other credits

Photographer, Rody Lacap; editor, Jesus Navarro; music, Max Jocson.


Distributor credits

Manila Inter-Film/BBC

Manila Inter-Film/BBC
Mel Chionglo
From a sceenplay by Lino Brocka

Docuseek2 subjects

Phillippines, The
Fishing
Rural Studies
Pollution

Distributor subjects

Asian Studies
Developing World
Environment
Globalization
Human Rights
Humanities
Philippines
Social Justice
Theater
Water

Keywords

Philippines, fishing village, tanker, oil,"Lucia",Bullfrog Films

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