The Philippines has long been known for its textile history, but a new documentary reveals the nation’s colorful past and highlights the value of vintage textile.
“The Philippines is an example of how we can take a piece of history and make it something that we can celebrate and celebrate the art of,” said Rodrigo Roque, the director of the Philippine Museum of Arts and Culture.
“When you go to a place like a flea market or a mall, you see this incredible array of clothing, so we want to make that a little more personal and have a little bit of history in it.”
Roque said that his film, called The Philippine History of Textiles, will examine the Philippine textile industry, from its origins as a weaving industry to its present status.
The film will highlight Philippine history through a historical lens, using films and photos to tell the story of the country’s history.
“It’s a time capsule of a very important time in our history,” Roque said.
“I think the story has a lot to do with the way people are now.”
For Roque and his team, the idea of documenting Philippine history in a film came after watching an online video about textile factories and textile production.
He said the filmmakers felt it would be an important way to tell their story.
“A lot of people think about the past and we think of the present, but they’re not always thinking about the future,” he said.
In the film, which is scheduled to be shown in Manila on Oct. 29, Roque will be joined by two other Philippine film historians, Robert A. Goyo and Robert J. Rizal.
The filmmakers also plan to bring the film to the United States.
“The Philippine History is really important to our country,” said Rizlal, who teaches at the University of the Philippines.
“We need to tell it to Filipinos.
And it’s important for us to tell this story with film because we’re all Filipino people.”
Roques hopes the film will also be a part of the international effort to save the Philippines’ textile industry.
In 2015, the Philippine government signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations to help preserve the countrys textile heritage, which includes the original weaving industries and a large number of other textile industries.
In 2016, the Philippines joined the World Trade Organization, a global organization that seeks to combat the use of climate change as a justification for environmental destruction.
Roque also said that the film is not just a way to honor Philippine history.
“We are part of this story of how the world is changing, of how our country is changing and how our culture is changing,” he explained.
“That’s really important.”