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Chona M.
Director
A Dying Business
Philippines
CHONA is a documentary filmmaker interested in finding compelling ways of portraying the human experience, particularly those that touch on social justice and cultural identity. She was a recipient of the Monbukagakusho Scholarship Award and finished her studies in Japanese Language and Photography in Tokyo. Her debut film IN SANTA ANA, about the elderly women at the only public institution for people with intellectual disabilities in the Philippines, won the Best Film Award at the Sorok Short Film Festival and was selected to compete at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.