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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives : extremely well received and formally creative film about reincarnation, political and personal transformation. Euphoria : romance set in poor provinces; festival winner, praised for cinematography. Himalaya : a drama celebrating Nepali culture in context of extreme environment and economic deprivation. Maybe too distantly related to themes of course, though. Oscar nominee.

The Gamification and Domestication of Slum Voyeurism: From Poverty Porn to Aesthetics of Precarity

- Document - The cinematographic unconscious of slum voyeurism

Mention films from Southeast Asia and the first things that pop to mind are the horror films of Japan, the fantasy movies of China, and the Bollywood musicals of India. I do think about Singapore, but only because of that one indie film starring Epi Quizon. I believe it was Unlucky Plaza. Unlucky Plaza starred two Filipino actors: an unnamed maid and, of course, Quizon, playing the role of a struggling single father. The film tackled poverty and politics, complete with a weird sort of disjointed plot and several shaky camera angles.

The cinematographic unconscious of slum voyeurism

While surfing the Net, he stumbled upon the story of scavengers who wash and recook food found in the garbage. Around that time, he adds, the raging issue in Philippine media was about the alleged exploitation of a boy in a popular game show. At the same time, at the core of the story are characters that judge and exploit each other to the extent that they forget how it affects and shapes the minds of innocent children. He cast actress-scriptwriter Bibeth Orteza as a year-old scavenger. Filming was an ordeal, as they were under constant threat of a typhoon.
Slums are an inevitable part of informal urbanism. Movies such as the very popular Slumdog Millionaire gain viewers by exploiting the everyday lives of those living in slums for the enjoyment of the target audience western culture. It is ironic the amount of money that this movie has made about slums and how much money that could positively affect the current population of slums. The people living in these slums had mixed reviews of the movies depiction of their lives. This movie told a story of the people who live in slums, but degraded them to a title that became a new term that was very popular after the movie.