Lupah Sug (Land of the Brave) 

By Rhadem Camlian Morados - Philippines | 2018 - 30 minutes


Director: Rhadem Camlian Morados
Executive Producer: Ryan Silverio
Writer: Patricia Clarisse
Co_Writer: Rhadem Camlian Morados
Cinematographer: Rhadem Camlian Morados
Editor: Rhadem Camlian Morados
Aerial Videographer: Lynyrd Solis
Music: Kim Berg
Produced by: ASEAN SOGIE Caucus
With Support from: GiveOUT Org., ARCUS Foundation & Being LGBT in Asia


Lupag Sug translates to ‘land of the brave’ in Tausug, a language used by a major ethnic group hailing from Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines. This half hour (30 Minutes) documentary narrates first-hand accounts of struggle for safe space and acceptance from a group of LGBTIQ people in the region. Their stories detail their experiences being LGBT and Bangsamoro, a heterogeneous ethno-linguistic group of Muslim persons from Southern Philippines who have long struggled for the right to self-determination. Their narratives reflect how only the brave are set to survive this plight.

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