Mondomanila or: How I Fixed My Hair After a Rather Long Journey (2011) by Khavn De La Cruz, video, 75 min, Philippines/Germany

“I have always wanted to explore Manila and its humanity.  Not just its people, the majority of whom are mired in poverty, but the whole rationale behind the irrational lives these people experience everyday.  This film takes place in the slums and is inhabited by the denizens of the the underworld (the crippled pimp, the lonely housewife, the neighbourhood gay and his macho father, the prostitutes, the smalltime politician, the Yankee pedophile).  However, it is not about a celebration of self destruction. Far from it.  Decadence, after all, is the language of the privileged. Decadence is that which escapes from the clutches of bourgeois order. But what if there is no order at all?” – Khavn

The director will be present for a Q&A following the screening.