Judy Free

Directed by Cheryl Tagyamon

Judy’s Father, a Filipino migrant worker, suddenly comes back as an animated figure after years of being away from home. Judy struggles dealing with the new king-like presence in  the household. Soon, she realizes that her plan to get close to him is put in jeopardy when a commotion happens in the household. A photograph showing another child overseas. An impending feeling of their family’s dissolution. 


Che Tagyamon is a director, editor, and animator from Manila, Philippines.She is an alumna of the Berlinale Talents 2019, SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab 2018, Busan Film Commission’s FLY Film Lab 2019, Docs by The Sea 2020 and ASEAN ROK’s FLY where she was given the Best Fellow Award in 2017. Her previous works often address the subjects of diaspora, class, and memory in relation to women’s psyche.

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Shorts Program IV: Scenes from Home

Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening Moderator: Justin Ricafort