Here, Here

Dir. Joanne Cesario
19 Mins | Philippines
Years after mining operations began, Â a once rugged and undisturbed town changes drastically. Koi, 22, returns home for the first time since leaving for college and does so with an infected ear. He accompanies his mother Thonet in waiting for his father, both of them clueless as to whether his father could make it home alive after an accident in the extraction tunnel. As Koi reconnects with his hometown in slow decay, he fears the impending possibility of losing both his father and his hearing. Part fiction, part experiment, and purposefully blurring the distinction, Here, Here is as a loose visual study on landscapes and terrains, both natural and beyond.