MAIN PRODUCTION CREW
Directors: Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes
Producers: Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes
Sound: Vesan Mazmanyan
Music: Christopher Schlecte-Bond
Yusop Bara-amal, Farhanna Bara-amal, Farhanessa Bara-amal, Walid Bara-amal,
Rahman Bara-mal, Nanayaon Gambao, Nancy Gumabao and Abdul
A war between the government and ISIS-affiliated jihadists forced hundreds of thousands to flee from Marawi, Philippines. After the battle, residents struggle to rebuild their homes and lives in a deformed city.
Displaced couple Yusop and Farhanna and their children yearn for freedom, income and comfort after returning to their city. But even to return to normalcy is already a struggle. Nancy, a once wealthy woman, has to cope with her loss of home in an evacuation shelter where she will have to remain for years. An anonymous driver with striking insights shuttles back and forth between places and stories around a city which will never be the same again.
The film accompanies its protagonists for two years through fear, worry, and hope, towards a new beginning on their long journey.
A House in Pieces was awarded the Golden Hercules Award from the Kasseler Dokfest in Germany in 2020. It was also awarded a grant from the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival where it also screened last year. The film has been screened in other international and local festivals.