The Pirates of Bubuan
Icarus Films • 46m
Directed by Shohei Imamura • Documentary • 2012 • 46 minutes
Imamura reveals remote and impoverished islands in the Philippines to be the home of rival factions of pirates in this absorbing investigation into a little-known way of life.
"Masterful... Imamura whisks an entire world out of nothing: in 46 minutes we're given an entire societal microcosm with all its maddening contradictions."—Sight & Sound
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The Point of Least Resistance
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