Joanna Vasquez Arong
Director, Producer 116B University Avenue, Rangoon Philippines
JOANNA created her first film in 2007 in Beijing, NEO-LOUNGE, recounting intimate stories of foreigners searching to break from their past. It won four awards, including two Best Documentary awards. Her second film, THE OLD FOOL WHO MOVED THE MOUNTAINS (2008), also won two awards. Her third film, SUNDAY SCHOOL (2010), was commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam for their Forget Africa series. Her latest film TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE, had its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2020, where it won the Grand Jury Prize.