Grandma was a total stranger to this young woman.
She only knew two facts about Grandmother Loleng, that she was an artisan who made Christmas lanterns, and that her memory was faulty.
The family emphasised her senility in whispered tones.
Determined to know more about her grandma, she reached for weathered hands and felt a spark.
There was childlike joy in grandma’s landscape of memories.
But hidden too were buried secrets of a brutal wartime experience.
She would never forget what she saw.
‘Grandma Loleng’ has traveled across international film festivals in Spain, Brazil, Singapore, Seoul and Philippines. It won the Best Animation Short at the 2016 Philippines Independent Film And Video Competition and Breakthrough Film of the Year at the 2016 Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Film Festival.