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Jean Claire Dy
Director, Producer
Manuel Domes
Director, Producer
Production Status
Completed
Date of Completion
2020
Length
65
Strand
Fresh Wave
Logline
A war between government and ISIS-affiliated jihadists forced hundreds of thousands to flee from Marawi, Philippines. After the war, residents struggle to rebuild homes and lives in a deformed city.
Production Company
Stories Beyond
A House in Pieces
A war between government and ISIS-affiliated jihadists in Marawi, Philippines, forced hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes. After the war, residents struggle to rebuild their homes and lives in a deformed city.

Displaced couple Yusop and Farhanna and their children yearn for freedom, income, and comfort after returning to their city. But even to return to normalcy is already a struggle. Nancy, a once wealthy woman, has to cope with her loss of home in an evacuation shelter where she will have to remain for years. An anonymous driver with striking insights shuttles back and forth between places and stories around a city which will never be the same again.

The film accompanies its protagonists for two years through fear, worry, and hope, towards a new beginning on their long journey.