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Directed by Joe Mateo

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

BLUSH follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.

Director: Joe Mateo
Writer: Joe Mateo
Producer: Heather Schmidt Feng Yanu
Editor: Tim Mertens
Music: Joy Ngiaw

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With “kuwentuhan,” the Tagalog word for “sharing stories,” the audience has the opportunity to relate to a new perspective, affirm values for themselves, and reflect on personal experiences. From family birthday parties, to workplace anxieties, to beauty pageants; these films reveal the diverse threads that connect us. — Eseel Borlasa

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