Basurero

Basurero

17 minutes

Narrative, Drama

Tagalog

Philippines, United States

2019

East Coast Premiere

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BASURERO is about Bong, a Filipino fisherman, working in an urban fishing village on the outskirts of Manila. Desperate for cash, he dumps bodies into the ocean for the drug war’s faceless vigilantes. Tensions rise when the killings hit close to home and he discovers his neighbor has been murdered for selling shabu (crystal meth).

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Director

  • Eileen Cabiling
  • First in her immigrant family to be born in the United States, Eileen grew up as the only Asian in her class in Richmond, Virginia- the historical capital of the Confederacy. Her vision is to tell stories about the Filipino Diaspora and uncovering the many layers of the Filipino face. She is a graduate of the American Film Institute, a Women in Film Scholar, a recipient of the William J. Fadiman Award/Best AFI Screenplay in her graduating class and the ABC/WALT DISNEY Talent Grant.
  • Producer

    • Eileen Cabiling
    • Darlene Catly Malimas
    • Sascha Brown Rice
    • Jose Carlos Mangual
    • Eva Husson
  • Writer

    • Eileen Cabiling
  • Cast

    • Jericho Rosales

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