based in Manila

The much loved Merve Espina came briefly through Hanoi on invitation by Hanoi DocLab to present on the panel "Film Activism and socially engaged art" at the annual DocFest

Merve presented his project ‘Not Philippine Cinema: Unpacking The Kalampag Tracking Agency’ an accidental archiving project. Initially conceived as a screening program by artists Shireen Seno and Merv Espina in 2014, it soon found itself as an ongoing curatorial initiative that continues to navigate the uncharted topographies of Filipino alternative and experimental moving image practice.

A fair amount of time was also spent eating delicious food, drinking wonderful rum and catching up with the Vietnam connections.