Melanya Liwanag Aguila
Melanya Liwanag Aguila is a cultural worker who uses genres of documentary, narrative and drama to portray experiences and ideas that have often been marginalized by the status quo. Her video work is not the summation of an individual, but a montage of various communities that shape her political outlook. These videos have been screened in festivals, educational institutions, galleries and broadcasted for television throughout Canada, Italy, France, Philippines and the United States. Themes have included music empowering women in prison, self love, contradictions in the most intimate relationships, creating culture, women's political strength, women workers in the Philippines and the diverse Pinay communities in Toronto.
Kislap ng Pera (The Glitter of Money)
2003, 06:35 minutes, colour, English & Tagalog
2002, 05:03 minutes, colour, English & Tagalog (w English)
2002, 06:47 minutes, colour, English / Tagalog
1999, 04:25 minutes, colour, English
1999, 04:20 minutes, colour, English / Tagalog
(Dear Comrades) Mahal Kong Mga Kasama
1999, 08:19 minutes, colour, English / Tagalog
Ang Paghahangad Sa Kalayaan (longing for freedom)
1995, 59:00 minutes
1993, 15:00 minutes, colour, English
The Romance of Transgression In Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas, 2006. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.