Short Film Tuesday: Above and Below

This short film hits close to home. Real close. I am Filipino, and while I have yet to go to the Philippines, I obviously have deep ties to the country.

The film Above and Below shows the life of numerous families living in the Navotas Cemetery. They live in a cemetery. Despite their living conditions, life goes on. They cook, clean, and hang their wet clothes in the sun. Children are seen running and playing amidst a stack of tombs.

"Babies are born and the dead are buried in the same place. Life goes on." 

The film Above and Below was shot and edited by Stefan Werc.