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Divine Factory Joseph Mangat

This first feature by Filipino director Joseph Mangat immerses us in a factory producing religious items on the outskirts of Manilla, the capital of the Philippines—the only predominately Catholic country in Asia. This multi-voice film explores the building that serves as a factory and shop, listening to employees who are subjected to precarious work conditions to produce objects of adoration. Several of the workers belong to the LGBTQ+ community and are themselves Christians, adding another unique layer to this mosaic. Divine Factory depicts a microcosm of a society and its contradictions, looking at the complex relationship between faith and capitalism.
— Editorial Team

Divine Factory

  • Country : Philippines, United States, Taiwan
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Filipino
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 120 MIN
  • Cinematography : Albert Banzon
  • Editing : Ilsa Malsi
  • Editing : Joseph Mangat
  • Production : Alemberg Ang
  • Production : Stefano Centini
  • Sound Design : Tu Duu-Chih
Filmography of Joseph Mangat :

Shoes AKA Kids These Days (2011)
Every Death Has a Story (2012)
Exorcism (2013)
Patayan (Killings) (2018)

The film’s journey :

DOK Leipzig | World Premiere

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