Ditsi Carolino

Ditsi Carolino

Ditsi Carolino has made a name for herself as thanks to her documentary films which tackle social issues in the Philippines in a raw, powerful voice. After gaining attention from her film Masakit sa Mata (1990) she made her first breakthroughs with her next works. Minsan Lang Sila Bata (1996) won multiple awards worldwide, and were followed by Mula sa Pabrika Hanggang sa Fukuoka (1999) and Riles (2003) which also garnered similar acclaims.

Her biggest breakthrough work was Bunso (2005), which was sponsored by Unicef and Consuelo Foundation. Aside from the awards and critical acclaims that it has received, it is still being screened both in and out of the country.

With works that reflect her advocacy, she really puts the ART in HEART.

Documentary

Lupang Hinirang

Lupang Hinirang (2009)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Plot:

Self installation, impunity, agrarian reform, murder

Role

Director

Bunso: The Youngest (2005)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Production House

Consuelo Foundation
UNICEF

Producer:

Ditsi Carolino

Plot:

A documentary that explores injustice, neglect and perpetual helplessness

Awards:

2005 Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival | Open Eyes Jury Award

Riles

Riles (2003)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Plot:

Riles is a documentary about life’s daily grind in a squatter area along the railroad tracks within the downtrodden section of Balic-balik, Manila. Cast is by real-life riles resident, Eddie and his family. He works as a balut vendor and pays rent to his landlord, who is a professional squatter himself. The landlord collects illegal rent on the stretch of shanties, built just a few feet from the passing trains. Eddie’s family is later on evicted which started a new life for him and his family.

Cast

Eddie Renomeron

Pen Renomeron

Awards:

2003 Cinemanila International Film Festival | Best Documentary

Mula Pabrika hanggang Fukuoka

Mula Pabrika hanggang Fukuoka (1999)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Production House

Archdiocese of Manila Labor Center Ateneo Center for Social Policy
Ateneo Center for Social Policy

Screenplay:

Ditsi Carolino

Awards:

1999 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival | New Asian Currents-Special Mention

Minsan lang Sila Bata

Minsan lang Sila Bata (1996)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Production House

Archdiocese of Manila Labor Center

Ateneo Center for Social Policy

Producer:

Ditsi Carolino

Plot:

This is a documentary about child labor in the Philippine provinces. The directors recorded small children working under excruciating conditions in slaughterhouses, sugarcane fields, and ship docks in order to add to their family income.

Role

Director

Masakit sa Mata

Masakit sa Mata (1990)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Production House

Goethe-Institute Manila
Mowelfund Film Institute
Philippine Information Agency

Cast

Arturo Boncato Jr.
Ditsi Carolino
Joseph Fortin
Mario Guzman
Cesar Hernando
Mylene Segundara

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