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25 September 2018: John Torres: Years When I Was a Child Outside


Following the London premiere of People Power Bombshell, we’re thrilled to welcome John Torres back to introduce and discuss his autobiographical meta-film Years When I Was a Child Outside.

Years When I Was a Child Outside
2008 | 100 min | Colour | Digital
Filipino / Tagalog with English Subtitles
Introduction and Q&A with John Torres

Years When I Was a Child Outside follows Torres' perspective as the son of best-selling self-help author Rodolfo Torres, whose instructional books and tapes made in early 1980s Philippines aimed to "help raise brighter children". Upon learning of his father's secret family, the narrator embarks on a quest to create order from this chaos.

With thanks to John Torres and Sonali Joshi for making this screening possible

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose screens here on Monday 24 September as part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival

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