We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

Director John Torres
Country Philipines
Language English
Year 2019
Lenght 13’

John Torres repurposes documentary footage captured from the sets of various Filipino productions (including the likes of Lav Diaz and Erik Matti) into an eerie, elliptical sci-fi narrative about human avatars controlled by apps.
A collage of scenes in the periphery of film sets and locations in Manila made to look like a fictional piece, a gift to a baby named Aki Tala who will grow and watch her father’s work for the first time.

John Torres was born in Manila, Philippines. His directorial credits include the features Years When I Was a Child Outside, Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song , Lukas the Strange e People Power Bombshell: Il diario della Rosa del Vietnam.