Dreaming in the Redlight



Directed by

Pabelle Manikan

Written by

Pabelle Manikan / Edith Farine




In the Philippines, Amy has been a prostitute since the age of 16. Now that she is 35, the feeling of regret starts to overwhelm her, she wants to get out of this. Tisay, her daughter, is 18 and wants to go on another way: afford a house, get a good job, have a boyfriend who loves her, live a life different than her mother’s. But, as things progress, we see her follow a path similar to her mother’s. The attraction of the Red Light District is too strong, it’s a source for easy money and alternative work opportunities are rare.

Will they be able to make it out ?

Lyon Capitale TV

  • NCCA (Philippines)
  • The Quezon City Government (Philippines)
  • CNC
  • Procirep/Angoa

This film has been part of the formation of proucers Asiadoc in 2017, organised by Docmonde and the Center Bophana, at Phnom Penh (Cambodia). It has been produced within the collection Light Asia of  the association Light of the world.

  • Lyon Capitale TV
  • Pabelle Film Production (Philippines)
  • Philippe Djivas
  • Pabelle Manikan
  • Wena Sanchez (creative producer)
  • Docs By The Sea 2020 (Indonesia): Official Selection in the “Fresh Wave” category
  • Dynamo Production
  • Pabelle Film Production (Philippines)
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