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Pabelle Manikan
Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Wena Sanchez
Producer
Production Status
Completed
Date of Completion
2020
Length
63
Strand
Fresh Wave
Logline
In the world-famous sex hub in the Philippines, we get inside the lives of two women, intimately observing how they make choices when options are few and far between.
Production Company
PFP
Dreaming in the Red Light
Angeles City, Philippines is one of Asia’s top sex tourism destinations. Men all over the world flock to this place because everything is cheap, especially sex. What tourists do not see is the reality behind these glitzy bars.

This film takes us inside this hidden reality through two women: AMY , a former sex worker and TISAY , Amy’s teen daughter from a German customer. We follow their separate daily lives as they make small everyday choices to improve their conditions-- from their work to their relationships-- while remaining close to the Red Light District.

A film that intimately observes how women make choices when their options are few and far between.