A film in the mode of direct cinema which follows the lives, over a three month period, of a young couple and their two children living in a squatter settlement in Manila. A succession of long “takes” is edited as fragments in the lives of the subjects. Begins with Cora’s attempt to find a new room for the family after they have been evicted from the previous home. Lately Celso and Cora face a crisis in their own relationship aggravated by the stresses of their daily life. Made by Gary Kildea with the local collaboration of Rowena Katalingkasan. Tagalog (Filipino) dialogue, English subtitles.
Australian Film Commission