The Dream That Nida Chua Dreamed on the Morning of May 25, 1985

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    The Dream That Nida Chua Dreamed on the Morning of May 25, 1985

    Panaginip ni Nida Chua (May 25, 1985)

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    6 min

    • Tagalog

    Experimental, Short

    The Philippines, 1985: We pass through the threshold of a pregnant teenage girl's fears and embark on an excursion into the collective unconscious of a nation in turmoil. Rooted on waking terrors and operating on dream logic, "Panaginip ni Nida Chua (May 25, 1985)" is a surreal third-world tone-poem shot on location in the idyllic Bicol region of The Philippines.



    Siege Ledesma
    Josef San Mateo
    Jordan de la Cruz
    Jordan Dela Cruz

    Jordan Dela Cruz


    Jordan is an independent filmmaker from the Bicol Region in the Philippines. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Psychology at the Ateneo de Naga University, he studied Motion Picture Production at the Asia Pacific Film Institute where his thesis film Bardo won the distinction for Best Cinematography. Separated for decades from his family by the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) phenomenon, he now works as an OFW in Qatar in an attempt to reconnect with his roots and to secure funding for his personal projects. Jordan's films deal with the themes of loss, inevitability, and the tragedy of the Filipino diaspora.

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